Forum: Ruby on Rails 403 Forbidden Error

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Ofir P. (Guest)
on 2006-03-27 21:34
I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error when I try to access the rails welcome
page.
I've followed the instructions for implementing rails on Apache2 at
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/Tutorial using an alias, but
isn't working.
Can anyone help me out?
Thanks.

-Ofir
sean lynch (Guest)
on 2006-03-27 22:38
Well if it was 404 not found, you would need to check you configs, but
you are getting a 403 Forbidden message.

So you have to ask yourself "what forbids me from seeing web pages?"
The answer you give yourself (I hope) would be something like a firewall
or a proxy server. You should know if you are trying to get pages
through a proxy or a firewall, and research the things you need to
change there.

You have given no details of your setup. Are you trying to access a page
on a different machine? Across a network? are you running apache and the
web browser on the same machine?

Windows?
Linux?
BSD?
OS/X?
Apache 1.2? 1.3? 2.0?

I suspect you are running into a firewal, and need to adjust your rules
to allow the pages you want through. This will be platform/firewall
specific. But that is just wild speculation.

I don't just want to be rude and say RTFM, but I think you have to spend
some time working on the problem, so you can ask a more specific
question. The way you have stated it, it is way to open ended for you to
get an accurate answer.

It will probably turn out that you will find the answer yourself along
the way.


Good Luck.


Ofir Picazo wrote:
> I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error when I try to access the rails welcome
> page.
> I've followed the instructions for implementing rails on Apache2 at
> http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/Tutorial using an alias, but
> isn't working.
> Can anyone help me out?
> Thanks.
>
> -Ofir
sean lynch (Guest)
on 2006-03-27 22:54
Sorry, I see you said apach 2

...

>> I've followed the instructions for implementing rails on Apache2 at
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