Forbidden to browse - why?

sandrews at sandrews at
Mon Sep 4 16:38:07 IST 2006

Most people don't allow file browse in webfolders.  I think it's time to
take your tinfoil hat off.

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[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 9:46 AM
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Subject: Forbidden to browse - why?

Why is it forbidden to browse ?
Was the apache configuration changed on purpose at the end of May?  If
so, why?  For an open source project, one would assume there are no
secrets to hide.

Thanks, Rich B

Here's what I get with lynx



   You don't have permission to access /files/4/ on this server.

   Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to
   use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Apache/1.3.35 Server at Port 80
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