Posts Tagged ‘around’

Allow Directory Listing in Apache Webserver / Get around Directory index forbidden by Options directive

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

I have configured Apache VirtualHost, inside the VirtualHost hosted domain, it is supposed to be a directory, where Directory Listing has to be allowed. My VirtualHost configuration looks like so:

NameVirtualHost *

DocumentRoot /var/www
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.php index.html.var

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/

AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
LogLevel warn
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

I have a directory (/var/www/directory), there I store various files and I prefer this directory to be enabled to support Directory listing. I have the whole situation on Debian Linux. By default in Debian Apache is configured to disable directory listing for subdirectories to both default host and Virtualhosts

In order to enable /var/www/directory, accessed inside browser via web address I had to add inside my Virtualhost /etc/apache2/sites-available/ following Apache directive:

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
AllowOverride All

As you can see I included also AddDefaultCharset UTF-8, because inside /directory I have files in cyrillic and, if I don’t explicitly set the encoding to UTF-8, the htmls are improperly shown in browsers.

The exact directive that enables directory listing in Apache is:

Options Indexes

Setting Indexes to -Indexes disables directory listing, e.g.

Options -Indexes

BTW if you need to make certain directory accessible for default set Apache Options (permissions) should be set in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Options Indexes

This will set Apache directory permissions for all Virtualhost, useful if all virtualhosts share common ServerRoot and the directory has to be accessible via all vhosts.
Well that’s all Cheers 😉

Orthodoxy Around the World (Orthodox Churches arond the world)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Dear reader, I thought it’s a nice idea to link that nice video
It’s compiled by some Orthodox Brother with God’s mercy.
The scale of Orthodox Christianity is really amazing. Almost 600 000+
people around the world are orthodox christians.
As Orthodoxy claims to be a direct descendant of original christianity,
faith and traditions.
Well Enough talk, Enjoy the wonderful video!