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strange .xls file problem in Apache

Discussion in 'EasyApache' started by slittle, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. 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?
     
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    Nobody has any ideas on this?

    Nobody has any ideas on this?
     
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    Assume when you say "file permissions are the same" that the file ownership has been checked also?
     
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    They've probably disallowed indexes via .htaccess in that folder or one of the ones below it.
     

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