[Solved] Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible

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[Solved] Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible

Hi everybody,

I read about treads realted to this issue but they did not resovle issue given below.
Please help me resolve issue given below

I have html file under /srv/www/htdocs/actual_folder
    ls actual_folder/

and following link works

then I created symbolic link
ln -s actual_folder symbolic_link

But, link with symbolic link folder doesn't work http://mysystem/symbolic_link/test.html
Browser displays Access forbidden! Error 403

A) Created conf file for apache : /etc/apache2/conf.d/myconf.conf
<Directory "/srv/www/htdocs/actual_folder">
 Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
 Allow from all

<Directory "/srv/www/htdocs/symbolic_link">
 Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
 Allow from all

Entry inside /etc/apache2/httpd.conf is as follows:
<Directory />
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

B) Apache log shows: Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible: /srv/www/htdocs/symbolic_link

C) Permissions:
    ls -ld actual_folder/
    drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 80 Sep  3 16:30 actual_folder/

    ls -l symbolic_link
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Sep  3 16:31 symbolic_link -> actual_folder

D) Suse Linux enterprise server 10 sp2


---------- Post updated 09-04-12 at 10:21 AM ---------- Previous update was 09-03-12 at 11:43 AM ----------

Issue is resolved.
My /etc/apache2/httpd.conf was including some conf files and in one of them "AllowOverride None" was set, i changed it to "AllowOverride All"
I had already set "Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks MultiViews" in conf file
Others if any facing this issue can try out same.

Last edited by vbe; 09-04-2012 at 01:27 PM..
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