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Ubutu 13 + Ispconfig 3 + nginx = 403 error

Hi all I folowed this tutorial http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-ubuntu-12.04-lts-nginx-bind-dovecot-ispconfig-3

I can’t access the server by ip (http://107.170.19.201), nor my vhost by domain (crescernavida.com.br - added via ispconfig and as dns http://pastebin.com/6cAhjk5P), both give me 403 Forbiden.

So i checked /etc/nginx/sites-available/ crescernavida.com.br.vhost and i find this:

nginx did not start after modifying this vhost file.

Please check file /etc/nginx/sites-available/crescernavida.com.br.vhost.err for syntax errors.

This is inside /crescernavida.com.br.vhost.err -> http://pastebin.com/XqjCcCc3

Ok, so i thought ‘hey, 403 forbiden means wrong permissions, right?’ well, so $ls /var/www apps clients crescernavida.com.br webalizer

$ ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 jmsystem www-data 30 Mar 6 16:32 crescernavida.com.br -> /var/www/clients/client0/web1/ root@crescernavida:/var/www#

Ok, so i went to /var/www/clients/client0/web1

ls -l

total 24 drwxr-sr-x 2 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:32 cgi-bin drwxr-sr-x 2 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:32 log drwxr-sr-x 2 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:32 private drwxr-sr-x 2 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:32 ssl drwxr-sr-x 2 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:32 tmp drwxrwsr-x 3 jmsystem www-data 4096 Mar 6 16:33 web

going back cd … to /client0 $ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 jmsystem www-data 30 Mar 6 16:32 crescernavida.com.br -> /var/www/clients/client0/web1/ drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Mar 6 16:32 web1

I’m getting a little lost here, i’m not sure if i’m giving you all much useless data, so here’s the last one: /var/log/nginx/erros.log (check full here: http://pastebin.com/hbGhycuR )

2014/03/06 22:20:33 [error] 9081#0: *23 directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden, client: 189.31.214.241, server: 107.170.19.201, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “crescernavida.com.br” 2014/03/06 22:25:01 [error] 9081#0: *26 directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden, client: 127.0.0.1, server: 107.170.19.201, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “localhost” 2014/03/06 22:30:02 [error] 9081#0: *33 directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden, client: 127.0.0.1, server: 107.170.19.201, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “localhost” 2014/03/06 22:35:01 [error] 9081#0: *34 directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden, client: 127.0.0.1, server: 107.170.19.201, request: “GET / HTTP/1.1”, host: “localhost”

yeah, also, now, i’m root@crescernavida instead of root@107.170… , not sure why

ABOUT USERS: (just the important ones, i guess) www-data:x:33:jmsystem jmsystem:x:1000: sshusers:x:5002:web1 ispapps:x:5003:www-data ispconfig:x:5004:www-data client0:x:5005:www-data (i don’t remember creating this group but…)

I’m sorry if I showed you useless reports, or if i miss important one. Please let me know if i can provide any more information to help you understand the problem.

Any help will be much appreciated. btw: i’ve been researching for hover 3 hours now about this specific problem and i just can’t solve it with info i got online… sorry for disturbing you


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I have the same problem: when I upload file via scp from another server, files are chown by root. I change chwon -R web1:client1 web and it starts telling me 403 error

I have index.php and it doesn’t work. I also had index.html, same problem

So the answer from kamaln7 cannot be applied.

You’re getting a 403 error because you’re requesting a directory that does not have an index file. <br> <br>(directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden)

You’re getting a 403 error because you’re requesting a directory without an index file. <br> <br>(directory index of “/var/www/” is forbidden)