UserDir Directive

UserDir Directive

Post by Gregory J Sak » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Subject: UserDir Directive
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
Summary: Enable UserDir under Apache 1.3/RH Linux 5.2    

I posted this question earlier with a totally erroneous topic.  My

I'm attempting to enable access to user directories so that will open /home/bob/public_html/index.html.
Right now, apache is logging an error "access to /home/bob/public_html
denied by rule."

Apparently, there is something else needed to make this work--perhaps a
</Directory> block in srm.conf?  Any suggestions and info. greatly
Gregory J. Sakal
Info. Technology Coordinator


UserDir Directive

Post by Christopher Schul » Fri, 19 Feb 1999 04:00:00

>I posted this question earlier with a totally erroneous topic.  My

Greg, I replied to it!  Look above a few messages.

Good luck,

Christopher Schulte

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will *never* get to me. I hate spam!


1. UserDir Directive Question

Hi all!!!

I am trying to setup an apache1.1.3 server which
doesnt make use of the /etc/passwd file for
~username/public_html.  The home directories of
users (ex. /home/u/username) do not have the public_html
dir...instead they're on a different location, let's say

The web server has
        document root === /htdocs

and I try to setup userdir as
       UserDir /htdocs/*/*/public_html

which doesn't work because the asterisk (*)
only replaces the username...what I really
want/need is something like
      Userdir /htdocs/[a-z]/*/public_html

Does anyone have an idea as to how I can do this?
What about non-UserDir solutions?
Also, linking the /home/u/username/public_html to the
/htdocs/u/username/public_html is not an option...



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