[OpenAFS] apache and home directories on with 1.4 client

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:59:30 -0500

On Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:35:12 AM -0800 Russ Allbery 
<rra@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Ron Croonenberg <ronc@DePauw.edu> writes:
>> I installed the OpenAFS client 1.4 on an FC3 machine.
>> I created a symbolic link /home to /afs/mycell/home but if I try to
>> point a browser to someone's public_html directory in /home/~userid it
>> says it cannot find that url.  (On other machines running the OpenAFS
>> client 1.2.13 it "just seems to work)
>> I remember seeing a few msgs a few days ago about some homedirectory
>> issues ?  is this related ?
> The other thing to double-check besides SELinux is to make sure that the
> ownership of the symlink and the target directory is suitable for whatever
> the Apache symlink following is configured to do.  For instance, if you're
> using SymlinksIfOwnerMatch, then the Unix UID owner of the symlink and the
> target directory have to be the same.

But the _first_ think you should do is read the web server logs, and see 
why the server is returning an error.