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  1. #1

    Slackware and Apache

    Ok, i have this site: and it says Forbidden: You don't have permission to access / on this server. Anyone know how i can fix this? Thanks very much!

    - Dave

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY
    Are you behind a router at all? Can you connect to the Web server from the same machine?
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    i am connected to the web using this machine, i am connected through a router, but not a firewall... you can im me on aim as gbdavidx

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  5. #4
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    You see, a NAT router can act pretty much as a firewall, since it has to manage a one to several IP mapping. If someone tries to connect to your server, it doesn't know which computer to route it to, unless you set up an explicit port forwarding.

    However, since I actually _do_ get a response, I guess that you have already done so. Therefore, I guess it is probable to assume that the problem is with the apache configuration. Check in your httpd.conf what the DocumentRoot setting says. Also run "stat" on that directory and post the results here.

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