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APACHE: colon (:) error 403 on the beginning

Posted on 2009-07-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
When I enter: http://localhost/AndyPSV:xxx I get 403 error from apache, what to do?
Question by:AndyPSV
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Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 24832492
That is the "access denied" code.  Check out a few of these links:



Author Comment

ID: 24832553
yes, I know what is it; but what to do to make work ":" (colon) sign in url?

Author Comment

ID: 24832558
ray: could you send me your e-mail on andypsv XXX rcdrugs . com? I would have some little for you in next week (up to 1-2h)
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Expert Comment

ID: 24832664
does that file actually exist?

Author Comment

ID: 24832786
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Expert Comment

by:Kerem ERSOY
ID: 24832951

":" is a special character and it should be encoded when used in an url. So pleas try to use %3A instead of ":" such  as:


This one.
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Accepted Solution

Michael701 earned 500 total points
ID: 24834656
When you use : in a url it's for the port number. are you trying to hide a site by requiring a different port number? ie http://www.mysite.com/login.php:4242

Is so then you'll have to setup the apache config to listen for that port

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, in addition to the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
#Listen 3000
#Listen 80

Author Comment

ID: 24834700
I've used already ; sign, thanks

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