Webmin causing http access errors - Resolved

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#1 Wed, 11/19/2008 - 23:02

Webmin causing http access errors - Resolved

Seems that webmin is doing something every 5 minutes which is causing an error in the error_log.

[code:1] access_log: - - [20/Nov/2008:00:55:10 -0800] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "Webmin" error_log: [Thu Nov 20 00:55:10 2008] [error] [client] Directory index forbidden by Options directive: /home/ezom/public_html/ [/code:1]

Anyway to have it NOT do that? Make the error log long and messy and prevents easily finding real errors.

tony<br><br>Post edited by: tbirnseth, at: 2008/11/20 07:39

Thu, 11/20/2008 - 04:03

Maybe you have setuped virtualmin to monitor your websites.
Anyway - when you point your browser at url which leads to /home/ezom/public_html/ what do you receive? I think that there is no index (like index.html or index.php - it depends on directive DirectoryIndex in .htaccess or httpd.conf) file so Apache is trying to index whole folder but hasn't permissions for that.

Thu, 11/20/2008 - 04:21 (Reply to #2)

Yeah, as rawww said, it sounds like the error you're seeing is a symptom of another problem -- Webmin's just accessing the front page of the site.

That said, if you wish to disable that, the feature to disable is &quot;Status Monitoring&quot; -- you can disable it system-wide in System Settings -&gt; Features and Plugins, or per-domain in the Features and Settings when you click &quot;Edit Domain&quot;.

Thu, 11/20/2008 - 06:44 (Reply to #3)

Thanks guys.

I simply did an 'echo &quot;Nothing here!&quot; &gt; index.php&quot; in that directory. Now that I understand it's trying to do a directory listing because there's no default page in that directory. I think that's the simplest solution since I just haven't populated that particular site yet.

thanks again

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