||Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X, Part 4|
|Subject:||Link to folder outside /Sites folder -- possible?|
Response to: Link to folder outside /Sites folder -- possible?
What are the permissions of your Pictures directory? If you want to use symlinks, than the folders and files that you link to must have permissions that allow Apache to serve them. By default, the Pictures directory has "600" permissions, which only allow the user to read and write. If you want Apache to serve from that folder, you need to give it "755" permissions, which can be done with "chmod 755 /Users/marty/Pictures/". Using a similar configuration as yours, fixing the permissions was the clincher to get things working on my end.