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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Turned on Web Sharing, getting Error 403 Forbidden at locahost/~username
Date:   2002-12-07 05:01:13
From:   tomgreever
That's basically it. I've turned on File Sharing by clicking the "Start" button in Preferences. I can load the Apache default page at http://locahost but when I go to http://localhost/~username it returns an error 403.


I have a 'Sites' folder in my username folder. Also, there is the index.html file with graphics. In fact, I can view this Apple OS X branded Apache page by opening it in Explorer.


Any ideas why I'm getting an error 403?

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  • Turned on Web Sharing, getting Error 403 Forbidden at locahost/~username
    2003-05-09 04:18:25  anonymous2 [View]

    I had the same problem and realised that I'd set my home to no access for anyone apart from me. If you've done the same, get info on your home and set it to read for everyone, otherwise the webserver can't then see into your Sites folder.

    Roman
    www.applepro.co.uk
    • Turned on Web Sharing, getting Error 403 Forbidden at locahost/~username
      2003-12-09 01:59:44  anonymous2 [View]

      worked great thanks