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al3
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by al3 » Thu 11. Sep 2008, 05:33

There is something wrong somewhere with the MAMP/bin folder... and or the mamp folder under the bin. For example permissions for "frame.php": the owner should be you with read/write. Group should be admin with read/write and others is read only.

Everything else is working except for stuff that is in the bin folder.

I'm stumped.

Al

charlesclayton
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by charlesclayton » Mon 15. Sep 2008, 21:55

Hey Al,

First and foremost, I sincerely Thank You for taking your precious time to reply and help with my error.

I was wondering if you may have any further advice to attempt at solving this problem- but it seems we have reach the end of the line.

If I can't get this thing to work, I might just try installing xammp to see is that works... I'd rather not due to my familiarity with MAMP (and the fact that it DID work and I know it still could) and its relative ease to test website data...

Thank you & Namaste

Charles
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al3
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by al3 » Mon 15. Sep 2008, 22:16

The only thing left I can suggest is that you go into terminal and:

cd /applications/MAMP
chmod -R 775 bin

Then restart MAMP and see if it works. I doubt it will change anything but it can't hurt.

Al

stuzog
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by stuzog » Mon 1. Jun 2009, 19:46

I've suddenly had the same problem of not being able to access phpMyAdmin using MAMP. The permissions check out fine -- something else changed. Here's the apache_error_log of when it first started:

[Mon May 18 15:39:31 2009] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Mon May 18 15:39:38 2009] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Mon May 18 15:39:38 2009] [notice] Digest: done
[Mon May 18 15:39:38 2009] [notice] Apache/2.0.59 (Unix) PHP/5.2.6 DAV/2 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Mon May 18 17:56:23 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript, referer: http://127.0.0.1:8888/blog/2009/05/welc ... ands-blog/
[Mon May 18 18:28:18 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript, referer: http://127.0.0.1:8888/blog/
[Mon May 18 21:08:43 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript, referer: http://127.0.0.1:8888/blog/
[Mon May 18 21:39:21 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript, referer: http://127.0.0.1:8888/blog/
[Mon May 18 21:39:22 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript
[Mon May 18 22:44:30 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/javascript, referer: http://127.0.0.1:8888/blog/
[Mon May 25 11:40:39 2009] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects reached. Assuming configuration error. Use 'RewriteOptions MaxRedirects' to increase the limit if neccessary.

I don't know what the 'caught SIGTERM' of May 18 means, but one week later it started cutting me out. Now all I get are these maximum number of internal redirects for phpMyAdmin, although the other sites in htdocs work normally.

ecurtis
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by ecurtis » Wed 17. Jun 2009, 03:54

I just had the same problem pop up seemingly at random.

I use MAMP for Wordpress work on pretty much a daily basis and all of a sudden I am getting 403 forbidden errors.

It is running to some degree as I can access the subfolders, however when I tried to get a simple phpinfo bit to run from the htdocs dir I got a 500 error.

Very odd....

ecurtis
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by ecurtis » Wed 17. Jun 2009, 04:41

This has suddenly happened to me as well. New installs of MAMP do not fix the problem (with reboots).

I use this just about everyday and this is the first time it has just quit...

dreamfoundry
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by dreamfoundry » Fri 19. Jun 2009, 14:41

I also have this problem.

MAMP was working just fine, and then suddenly I am unable to assess anything in the /MAMP/folder (such as the start page) and I get an internal server error when trying to access phpmyadmin.

I'm really not sure what to do any more. I followed all the advice on this thread to no avail.

When I start up Apache this is what it puts in my log file:

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[Fri Jun 19 16:23:13 2009] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Fri Jun 19 16:23:13 2009] [notice] Digest: done
[Fri Jun 19 16:23:13 2009] [notice] Apache/2.0.59 (Unix) PHP/5.2.6 DAV/2 configured -- resuming normal operations
When I then try to access http://localhost/MAMP/ it adds the following to the logfile.

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[Fri Jun 19 16:24:26 2009] [error] [client ::1] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden: /Applications/MAMP/bin/mamp/
And when I try to access http://localhost/phpmyadmin it shows me the internal server error and adds this to the logfile.

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[Fri Jun 19 16:25:48 2009] [error] [client ::1] mod_rewrite: maximum number of internal redirects reached. Assuming configuration error. Use 'RewriteOptions MaxRedirects' to increase the limit if neccessary.

benimaru
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by benimaru » Wed 24. Jun 2009, 06:33

I'm having this same problem as well. I checked everything listed in this thread and it matched, so the mystery is still not solved.
I also went into Applications/MAMP/bin/mamp and just set all permissions to 777... and still, nothing.

This is especially weird because I was using mamp just fine one minute and then the next the start page became inaccessible. PhpMyAdmin is also locked away behind this permission error.

FWIW, I'm in Leopard.

Anyone else having this issue?

nickrobots
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by nickrobots » Mon 29. Jun 2009, 22:10

I had an identical error as described here, and have gone through the same steps suggested witht he same results.

I do, however, have a good idea what caused my settings to get muddled... I was using MAMP to develop a new WordPress site and theme. MAMP was working like a charm, until I attempted to alter the default URL for the blog within the WordPress settings. (My WordPress files were installed in a /wp folder, and I dumbly tried to take the /wp off the end of the default URL.)

Immediately after that, I couldn't access my WordPress admin site. The closest I could get was from manually altering the URL in an attempt to access the files where they really were, but even then, the most I could get was an un-styled login page which would only try to sed me to the incorrect URL again.

I deleted and re-installed both WordPress and MAMP, but when going through the new installation wizard for WordPress, it told me I already had an installation set up with the settings I specified. Unfortunately, when I try to access phpMyAdmin to delete the previous database (or just create a new one), it tells me I don't have permission.

Does this info give any kind of insight that might help me solve the problem? I really like using MAMP, and it was working fine until I tried changing the default WordPress URL, so hopefully it's something I can fix/reset manually.

polyfade
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403 Forbidden error fix for MAMP

Post by polyfade » Fri 10. Jul 2009, 18:52

I've been searching forever for a fix to the unusual and random 403 Forbidden error.
Although many members on the MAMP forum have contributed, none of their recommendations had worked for my case scenario.
I finally found the right fix on a Wordpress support topic.
I am glad someone (Wee Beastie) shared it:
http://wordpress.org/support/topic/286205

Although, his credit points back here, to the MAMP forum.
It seems "mellonade" has posted the solution to my woes:
http://forum.mamp.info/viewtopic.php?f= ... den#p13992

I am posting the solution again because I wanted to make sure others benefited when searching under this particular topic.

Goto:
Applications/MAMP/conf/apache/

Open the file:
httpd.conf

Find this code:

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<Directory />
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
</Directory>
Change to this:

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<Directory />
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
</Directory>

cdevroe
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by cdevroe » Tue 14. Jul 2009, 14:12

This worked for me, thanks so much for posting the solution. Though I've been using MAMP for years without the need to change this setting. Very odd.

cdevroe
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by cdevroe » Tue 14. Jul 2009, 14:13

I had this exact problem: Here is the fix: http://forum.mamp.info/viewtopic.php?f= ... den#p15095

stuzog
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by stuzog » Sat 10. Oct 2009, 18:51

You have to remove the .htaccess file WordPress puts at the root level of your hard drive, then it works.

See http://josephscott.org/archives/2009/07 ... age-error/

zeelva
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by zeelva » Mon 27. Sep 2010, 12:45

Worked!
I've changed the httpd.conf, reset the MAMP (just quit and start again) and works fine.
Thanks,

derkoidus
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Re: Forbidden starting page

Post by derkoidus » Fri 25. Feb 2011, 07:30

so i figured it out ... i was receiving the same error. So, to fix it I just went into my system preferences > sharing and turned on web sharing. Hope this helps.

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