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Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

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dougrice
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Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

My website folders that show directory listing are giving 403 errors eratically http://www.dougrice.plus.com/dev is one link.

It has been like this for a few days at home and at work.


Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /dev/ on this server.

 

keep refreshing by pressing button F5 and it works occasionally.

 

Any Ideas?

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spraxyt
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

I suspect what you are experiencing is a different flavour of server misconfiguration related to that reported in topic https://community.plus.net/t5/Everything-else/Website-access-denied-htaccess-and-hence-index-shtml-i...

One or more of the servers in the Homepages farm appear to be set up incorrectly.

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dougrice
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

I think it is that sort of issue. This has been going on for about a fortnight at most.

I have not knowingly uploaded a .htaccess file.

sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. here is a sample w for works, f for forbidden.

http://www.dougrice.plus.com/dev/

f,f,f,f,w,w,f,w,f,f,f,f,f,w,w,f,f,f,f,w,f,f,w,f,f,f,w,w,w,f,f,w,f,f,f,w,w,w,

I am testing this awaiting to speak to plusnet.

 

bobpullen
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

FYI

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spraxyt
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

Removing the offending servers from the cluster seems to have fixed this issue. Smiley

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dougrice
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

Fix

Smiley - I agree.

 

Very many thanks,

 

Doug

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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files


@spraxyt wrote:

Removing the offending servers from the cluster seems to have fixed this issue. Smiley



They're back in service now, so please keep an eye on things and let me know if you spot anything else awry.

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dougrice
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Re: Forbidden on website folders that do not have an index.html and that that show a list of files

I can see the files.

There is a problem with the font. It is either randomly a serif font or a courier font.

A curiosity. View source shows no obvious reason.

regards,

Doug

 

Times Serif font:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">

<html>

<head>

<title>Index of /dev/javaTries</title>

</head>

<body>

<h1>Index of /dev/javaTries</h1>

<table>

<tr><th valign="top"><img src="/icons/blank.gif" alt="[ICO]"></th><th><a href="?C=N;O=D">Name</a></th><th><a href="?C=M;O=A">Last modified</a></th><th><a href="?C=S;O=A">Size</a></th><th><a href="?C=D;O=A">Description</a></th></tr>

 

Courier Font:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">

<html>

<head>

<title>Index of /dev/javaTries</title>

</head>

<body>

<h1>Index of /dev/javaTries</h1>

<table>

<tr><th valign="top"><img src="/icons/blank.gif" alt="[ICO]"></th><th><a href="?C=N;O=D">Name</a></th><th><a href="?C=M;O=A">Last modified</a></th><th><a href="?C=S;O=A">Size</a></th><th><a href="?C=D;O=A">Description</a></th></tr>