do you have an index page ? If you specify a specific page that you know is
in the directory do you get this error ?

It sounds like (yeah, that's a terrible way to diagnose problems I know)
that the system can't find a default home page (can't remember how this is
specified) and is therefore trying to present a directory listing. If I
remember rightly you permit this by creating a file with a certain name or
extension in the directory you want to allow browsing on (its a while since
I did this)

Hope this is some use

Evan Harris

>Hi Everyone,
>This is probably a stupid question, but I'm trying to test a website
>running on V5R1 machine. We're using the classic HTTP server, not Apache,
>and CGI programs. At this stage we're just testing within a LAN, so I put
>in the browser address line :
>and I get the error message back
>Error 403
>Directory browsing failed - access forbidden
>I've checked the authorities for all the directories in the IFS that
>contain web documents, as well as /QIBM/UserData/HTTPSVR/reports/congig/..
>and both QTMHHTTP and QTMHHTP1 have *RWX authority at each directory level.
>I found a link to the V5R1 Webmasters Guide from the Info Center, but all
>I've been able to find from that is that 4xx series errors are client
>Am I on the right track? Any suggestions more than welcome.
>Thanks in advance
>Adam Driver
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