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selinux and per-user web directories



Hi,

I wanted to create my own web directory to serve pages from for obvious reasons.
I edited the httpd.conf file appropriately using the UserDir defaults.
I then changed the permissions on my home folder (chmod 711) and then on my web directory as root (chmod 755).
On most distros this is more than enough, on Fedora I had to deal with SELinux.

I used the system-config-selinux command as root to enable all the apache restrictions and some others as well.
Thanks due to this website: http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/fedora/fedora_files/f9/howto/selinux.html

SELinux still prevented the apache from serving from the directory.
I then used the command:
# chcon -R -h -t httpd_sys_content_t  my_web_dir

And finally, I could serve pages alongside SELinux.

However, I've run into a strange problem.

http://localhost/~user/ OKAY
http://localhost/~user/newdirX OKAY
http://localhost/~user/newdirX/newdirY NOT OKAY

The newdirY is hidden.
Is there some directory depth restriction used by apache?
I don't think this is an SELinux problem because no warning is issued, I might be wrong.

I'd like to be able to create limitless directories in my webdir and have their contents served without issue.


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