Going through the error_log file I can see lines that contain this:
... Permission denied: /home/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file
In the access_log I can find the related HTTP responses 403 (Forbidden).
Some more remarks:
- this happens only sometimes
- our /home directory is managed by an automounter
- most of the requests to the very same files are answered fine.
- most of the failed requests are addressing *.jpg and *.gif files
- We are running apache 1.3.12 on SunOS 5.7 ie. Solaris 7
Thanks for every hint
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