Problem with alias (Forbideen 403)

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Subject: Problem with alias (Forbideen 403)
Posted by:  Scott (smford…
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009


I am having trouble accessing an alias that I've configured on my
webserver.  I am running Apache 2.2.11 on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7.

I have found a bunch of great tips on alt.apache.configuration, and
O'Reilly's Mac Dev site, but I am not able to connect to the alias
site i've created.

I have a test site that is located in /Users/sford/Documents/
NowPlaying.  In there i've created a basic index.html file, and
a .htacess file with the rules Options +Indexes.  I have also
configured my httpd.conf file with the following alias

Alias /test /Users/sford/Documents/NowPlaying

<Directory /Users/sford/Documents/NowPlaying>
        Options Indexes MultiViews
        AllowOverride None
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

When I try to connect to http://[local ip].com/test I get the dreaded
Forbidden error.  I have also set the permissions on the NowPlaying
folder to 777, but I still can not access it.  One post on here said
to use the ls -Z command to check the permissions, but I just get
"illegal option --Z"

I am hoping someone reads this and sees some oversight on my part.

Many thanks,