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Reply to topic   Topic: Forbidden 403, zip downloadable file, Permissions!?
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roob



Joined: 25 Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Location: united states

PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr '19 16:52    Post subject: Forbidden 403, zip downloadable file, Permissions!? Reply with quote

Here is the background! Please help I have been searching for days and I am about to chuck this computer through the window!! Mad
++++++++++++++++++++++
+Apache 2.4 + CentOS7+
++++++++++++++++++++++

2 websites via <VirtualHost.conf>

==========================================================
<VirtualHost *:80>
site1
</VirtualHost>


<VirtualHost *:80> (This website contains the zip file)
site2


<Directory "/var/www/html/site2"
<Files "Xx.zip">
***Some kinda of permissions?? IDK ***

</Files>
</Directory>

</VirtualHost>
===========================================================

The Xx.zip file is located in "/var/www/html/site2" along with the index.html file!!

ls -l Xx.Zip
$ -rwxr-xr-x root root 11182828 Apr 10 13:12 Xx.zip

What am I missing here?

When I access my site via browser its displays the website correctly, but when I click the download link....

<a href="Xx.zip">Download</a>

(what the link looks like in index.html)

I get a new page stating 403 do not have access to Xx.zip on this server.

Please enlighten me!! How do I make sure that when anyone clicks this Download link when visiting the site they will automatically start downloading the zip file!?
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roob



Joined: 25 Apr 2019
Posts: 2
Location: united states

PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr '19 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooo, after doing some more research the reason this is happening is due to how I moved the file to the folder it resides in now...

Instead of $ mv command
I should use the $ cp command selinux context changes to where you are moving the file to, mv keeps selinux context where you moved it from....

I used

$ restorecon -r /var/www/html/site2/Xx.zip

This fixed this problem!
I hope this helps someone in the future!
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