Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Cannot access username via the
Date:   2002-01-22 23:28:37
From:   busboy
I can access my Apache webpage via 127.0.01, but when I use the
it doesn't work. I know my username is correct , but it doesn't work.

Any ideas?

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  • Cannot access username via the
    2007-03-14 14:00:28  broken_idol [View]

    FileVault was causing this issue for me. Check System Preferences > Security to see if FileVault is on.
  • Morbus Iff photo Cannot access username via the
    2002-01-23 04:20:15  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Not immediately. What error message do you get? Have you messed with your Apache configuration before? Have you deleted the Sites directory from within your User folder?
    • Cannot access username via the
      2006-02-15 20:14:36  mocharl [View]


      I think I have this problem too. I remember deleting that Sites folder when I first got the computer, not realizing what it was (foolishly) and now I've recreated it but it still won't work.

      Any ideas??
    • Cannot access username via the
      2002-01-30 07:16:27  agoraphone [View]

      I have the same problem. I get the default apache "this is working" page, but adding /~username/ to the end gives an error 404.

      The sites directory is there, with an index.html file in it. It hasn't been touched. The only thing I have touched with the whole configuration was copying httpdconf.bak over httpd.conf, since the server wouldn't start at all before I did that.

      Like busboy, I'm typing the username correctly. Any clues?
      • Morbus Iff photo Cannot access username via the
        2002-01-31 14:30:46  Morbus Iff | O'Reilly Author [View]

        Unfortunately, I don't have any clues. You could send your httpd.conf to me at, and I could take a look in there.

        I have gotten spurious reports here and there of an httpd.conf file that only contains a few scant lines. A "normal" Apple supplied httpd.conf file should have hundreds and hundreds of lines. How big is yours?
        • Cannot access username via the
          2002-11-09 06:25:24  hanssolmssen [View]

          I have developed a similar problem. I get a 403 error in my , but I can see the site. I notice In Netinfo Manager the title of the window is local@ (that has changed) and selecting machines then localhost or broadcasthost, the 3 items in the lower window ip_address, name and serves are grayed out. I can not select them. I did play with this after winstonford offered a way to see a site inside a airport network.
          • Cannot access username via the
            2002-11-09 20:40:20  hanssolmssen [View]

            Sorry. Authenticate in Netinfo Manager solves my grayed out "problem"...