I'm running apache on a linux station (detailed versions below) and I
get occasional 403 errors (Directory index forbidden). What I mean by
'occasional' is that using the same config files, it works almost well
but fails only on some seldom unpredictable requests (between 1 to 5
times per day).
I'm investigating the problem for a couple of weeks, without success,
but trying a simulation using wget (v. 1.9.1) I've discovered the
using the following script
while [ 1 ]
wget -r http://www.myserver.root/
I get 2 successful replies followed by 6 or 7 error 403
when I change the sleep delay, the number of failure changes but the
failure period remains around 20 seconds ie: I get 403 errors during 20
sec. after the last successful request.
I can completely avoid these 403 errors using the '--cache=off' on the
wget command line. I'm therefore suspecting that some 'cache strategy'
could be involved in the problem but looking at the documentation, I
can't find any explanation (cache seems to be mainly related to proxy
and there is none in the local config and when I use wget).
Here is some additional information:
- the server and system version numbers:
mod_perl/1.99_16 Perl/v5.8.5 mod_ssl/2.0.50 OpenSSL/0.9.7d PHP/4.3.8
Linux 220.127.116.11-12mdksmp #1 SMP Fri Oct 1 11:24:45 CEST 2004 i686
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (official Mandrake 10.1)
- some reports from error_log:
[Thu Aug 25 11:15:09 2005] [error] [client 18.104.22.168] Directory
index forbidden by rule: /home/www/html/Creation/Residences/Giroudon/
[Mon Aug 29 17:57:14 2005] [error] [client 22.214.171.124] Directory index
forbidden by rule: /home/www/html/
errors are on any folder, access rights have been controled
- an excerpt of the commonhttpd.conf
Options -Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
Allow from all
Thanks in advance for any help,
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