Symbolic Links and Apache
I really hope some one can help me.
I have been trying to create SymLinks on my Linux ES box. The SymLinks that I create work because I can CD to them and I see the files I am meant to see.
However, what I want to do is use SymLinks that point outside of my /var/www/html directory to /home/somefolder.
Now, if I create SymLinks that that are within the /var/www/html directory (IE: if I have a SymLink that point to /var/www/html/somedir) it works well, but as soon as I come out of the designated Web space I get 403 errors.
I have set my httpd.conf to 'Options FollowSymLinks' and I still get no joy.
In the log the error is that I dont have permission. I have set the folder that the SymLink points to to have a chmod 2777 (extreme I know) and still I dont have permission.
I have even tried to create an Alias to the same folder and I dont get any joy.
There must be a way of doing this, after all, how can people like myspace have so many video and audio files in just one web space?
What I want to do is to have my site hosted in my /var/www/html directory, and have all the uploaded data, images - video and mp3's stored in another location.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have now run out of ideas and my eyes ache from reading forums :-(
Thanks in advance :-)