I am getting a 403 when i access http://mayfieldafc.local/ upon looking in the Apache logs I am getting:

[Wed Nov 16 12:32:59 2011] [error] [client] Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible: /var/www

I have what i believe to be the correct permissions set on /var/www. hutber can create and delete files, hutber being my user. I can also execute as program on this folder.

In mayfields vhost its:

<Directory /var/www/mayfieldafc/docroot>

Options +FollowSymLinks

    AllowOverride None

    Order allow,deny

    Allow from all


I am pulling my hair out not being able to work on my sites with my work Ubuntu install. I know of nothing else that could be effecting this.

So any ideas?


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Your error message references /var/www, not your documentroot. So it would be a more broad stanza that covers whether symlinks are allowed (in / or in /var)

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