WWW Helper File
Many of you have recently approached either Dr. Arrowsmith or the TA with
some problems regarding access to your web pages. This page has been
created to provide some quick solutions for you to try when having Web
Problem: When I type the URL of my newly created homepage, all I get is a
listing of the files in my "www" directory. When I try to click on one of
these files, the ASU Web server says that that document is Forbidden.
Solution: You need to set your AFS permissions properly. What is going on
is that the web server has not been told that it is OK to let people see
the files in your "www" directory. To fix this problem, log into general
and issue the following commands:
At your home directory type: fs setacl -dir www -acl system:anyuser rl
Do this for any folders (not files) inside your www folder that you have
Next, go to your home directory and type: chmod -R a+r www
This should fix your problem.
Pages maintained by
Prof. Ramón Arrowsmith
Pages last modified on Mon Dec 1 1997.