slittle

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I've got a customer who has several subdirectories under their public_html directory....

They are running some perl scripts to generate .xls files for their customers... the files are stored in various subdirectories under public_html.... I can pull these files up in the web browser.... They seem to work fine.

The problem is, they've just created a new subdirectory....

..../public_html/all/reports/

When their software generates an .xls file in this folder, I get a 403 Forbidden when trying to view it with a browser... file permissions are all the same... nothing is different than the other subdirectories... and I can put, say, a file: test.html... or test.php.... out there, and THAT file comes up in the browser just fine.... seems to be something with the .xls extention in that particular subdirectory....

Any ideas?
 

haze

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They've probably disallowed indexes via .htaccess in that folder or one of the ones below it.