[OpenAFS] AFS and Apache Virtual Directory

Todd M. Lewis Todd_Lewis@unc.edu
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 09:46:27 -0500

If you're running Apache on Fedore Core 4 and SELinux is enabled, Apache 
won't be able to see anything in AFS.  The easiest solution is to 
disable SELinux, but then you don't get any of SELinux's protections.

Alternatively, you can use audit2why to find out what it is about your 
SELinux policy that's keeping it from working.

    /usr/sbin/audit2why < /var/log/audit/audit.log

This will produce a lot of stuff if audit.log is very large. It explains 
what's wrong. Another utility, audit2allow, tells you what you need to 
change to make the entries in audit.log go away in the future.

SELinux is cool, but there's a whole new level of security to learn 
about.  And of course, if you aren't running SELinux, none of this 

Suman Kansakar wrote:
> Does anybody have any experience with using an AFS directory as a
> virtual directory of an Apache server running on Linux? If yes, could
> you give me some pointers on making this work? Just for the sake of
> trying, I created a symlink inside the /var/www/html directory that
> points to the AFS directory. I can browse the directory fine as a root
> or any other user, but Apache refuses to recognize it. It has to do
> with authentication I believe, but not sure on how to tackle this
> problem.
> Thanks.
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