||Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1|
Response to: configuration httpd.conf
Are you going to touch upon the .conf file that is also unique to each user?
I was working just this past weekend on setting up Apache for the very first time (following instructions from a MacWorld article). After editing httpd.conf and enabling the options I wanted, I *still* couldn't see sites ("Forbidden -- you don't have access, blah blah") even though I should have according to the conf file.
Turns out, as I was browsing around, if you have multiple users set up on your OS X box, the system creates a username.conf file for each user, which is in the etc/httpd/users directory path. If you don't also edit that file, then certain options don't get turned on, even if they are turned on in the main httpd.conf file.
Primarily, I was trying to enable "Includes" and turn off "Indexes". If I didn't edit my own username.conf file to also enable "Includes", the functionality just plain didn't work....
If you can provide some more thorough info. RE: access control, etc..., that would also be great!