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Are directory names somehow vetted?

agedhippy
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Are directory names somehow vetted?

I've recently reorganised my web-space, and i'm having trouble accessing one of the documents (or the directory containing the documents).
The address i'm trying to reach is http://www.agedhippy.plus.com/hermes/virgin/virgin_index.html - but all i get is the message:
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Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /hermes/virgin/virgin_index.html on this server.
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Is it because i have badly-formed the links? am i missing something obvious? or is the word "virgin" somehow forbidden?
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated.
Incidentally, the "virgin" referred to is a work named "The Virgin of the World" it is a Hermetic work - with no sexual content whatsoever. Smiley
Edited to add:
Incidentally, i use Firefox, but i've also tried it with Konqueror, Flock, and Iceape - with the same result.
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Peter_Vaughan
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Try just renaming the virgin folder to say fred and see if you can access the file - also rename the file to fred.html. If you get the same error then it's not related to the name.
Also make sure the permissions on the virgin directory are 755 and on the file itself.
Finally, create a blank index.html file and put it in each of the directories you don't have an index file in to stop the directory listings occurring allowing others to see exactly what you have in your webspace.
samuria
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Unless you have changed it since the last post there isnt a directory virgin the virgin files are in
http://www.agedhippy.plus.com/hermes/x/

you do get a 403 error on these files
[DIR] Parent Directory              15-May-2008 23:10      - 
[TXT] virgin_1.html                15-May-2008 21:33    41k 
[TXT] virgin_2.html                15-May-2008 21:33    12k 
[TXT] virgin_3.html                15-May-2008 21:33    18k 
[TXT] virgin_books.html            15-May-2008 21:33    18k 
[TXT] virgin_definitions.html      15-May-2008 21:33    22k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_h-a.html    15-May-2008 21:33    15k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_h-t.html    15-May-2008 21:33    30k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_various.html 15-May-2008 21:33    9k 
[TXT] virgin_intro.html            15-May-2008 21:33    31k 
[TXT] virgin_system.html            15-May-2008 21:33    25k 
[TXT] virgin_treatise.html          15-May-2008 21:34    80k 
[TXT] virgindex.html                15-May-2008 21:40    4k 
[TXT] x_index.html           
agedhippy
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Thanks for the suggestion, i've re-named the directory to "x", and the .index to "x_index.html", and i get: "You don't have permission to access /hermes/x/x_index.html on this server".
I can access it with no problem using Konqeror as an ftp client (the way i upload stuff), but even if i copy-and-past the address into Firefox, i get the "Forbidden" message.
Permissions are - as far as i can see, the same as the other directories:
"Owner can View and Modify Content
Group can View Content
Others can View Content."

I should have re-loaded the page, shouldn't i. Cheesy
agedhippy
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Quote from: samuria
Unless you have changed it since the last post there isnt a directory virgin the virgin files are in
http://www.agedhippy.plus.com/hermes/x/

you do get a 403 error on these files
[DIR] Parent Directory              15-May-2008 23:10      - 
[TXT] virgin_1.html                15-May-2008 21:33    41k 
[TXT] virgin_2.html                15-May-2008 21:33    12k 
[TXT] virgin_3.html                15-May-2008 21:33    18k 
[TXT] virgin_books.html            15-May-2008 21:33    18k 
[TXT] virgin_definitions.html      15-May-2008 21:33    22k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_h-a.html    15-May-2008 21:33    15k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_h-t.html    15-May-2008 21:33    30k 
[TXT] virgin_fragments_various.html 15-May-2008 21:33    9k 
[TXT] virgin_intro.html            15-May-2008 21:33    31k 
[TXT] virgin_system.html            15-May-2008 21:33    25k 
[TXT] virgin_treatise.html          15-May-2008 21:34    80k 
[TXT] virgindex.html                15-May-2008 21:40    4k 
[TXT] x_index.html           

Thanks for that. Smiley
I'd changed it to try an experiment -- which didn't work. Sad
If the word "virgin" is the problem i can't change the name of the treatise, it is - after all - a major work.
I shall have to dream up some alternative options tonight. Smiley
HPsauce
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

I get an egyptian-looking statue with the description:
"The Virgin of the World
of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus
Translation: A. Kingsford, E. Maitland.
[1884]
Introductory Essays and Preface"
agedhippy
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

I found that the permissions were changed for the files, but not the directory, for whatever reason.
Everyone except the owner was "Forbidden", so i've reset them all to "Can Read", and the problem is cured.
Thank you all for your help. Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

You have settled a query I have had for a year.  We rented a holiday let in Cornwall that had l lot of peculiar art object, in the corner of the bedroom was this
[Moderator's note by Jonathan (chillypenguin):  Large image file removed, and thumbnail added. Please don't post large images as not all users enjoy fast connections. ]
pierre_pierre
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

A few more that were in cottage  (Smaller for Chilli)

any idea 'what or if' they represent?
chillypenguin
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Are these images relevant to the OP origin question about directory names?
If not please can we keep things on topic.
Jonathan
aka Chilly
agedhippy
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

It puzzles me that the permissions for the files themselves were somehow changed, but not for the directory.
It had occurred to me that it was censorship by Plusnet, but that was just paranoia on my part. Cheesy
One of life's little mysteries....
I thank you all for your input.

pierre_pierre
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

@Chilly
Very loosly, the web site in question was about the first of my pictures, I was wondering if he knew where the others came from
Wasnt trying to go off topic
chillypenguin
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

I see, they looked a little random.
Back on broadband now, so images are downloading faster too.
agedhippy
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

Quote from: pierre_pierre
@Chilly
Very loosly, the web site in question was about the first of my pictures, I was wondering if he knew where the others came from
Wasnt trying to go off topic

@ pierre_pierre,
The first of your pictures, if that's the one at the bottom of your first post (No. 7) it is unfamiliar to me.... the image which appears on the index page of "The Virgin of the World" is an Egyptian statue of Isis feeding Her son Horus (a prototype Madonna and child).
The others you posted are also unfamiliar to me....
pierre_pierre
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Re: Are directory names somehow vetted?

I would have said that the first one was an interpretation of Isis, All I know is that it was in my bedroom and 3 ft tall