403 Forbidden error with Mediawiki

B.R. reallfqq-nginx at yahoo.fr
Wed May 8 12:33:07 UTC 2013

Why would Nginx automatically redirect mydomain.com do mydomain.com/w/ if
you don't tell it to do so?

Your error log shows that you are trying to list the files of your root
directory (so it means you don't have an index file to be served there),
which is forbidden by default Nginx configuration to avoid unwanted
directory listings (which is a great idea, as opposed to Apache's defaults).

Try to include a redirection (see the rewrite directive
so that all your requests to your domain root are forwarded to the /w/
*B. R.*

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Stylw <nginx-forum at nginx.us> wrote:

> I'm having a frustrating experience trying to get nginx to work properly
> with mediawiki's pretty urls. For some reason my configuration won’t detect
> that my mediawiki installation is installed in a folder above root (said
> folder is called /w/) and appears to be throwing out 403 forbidden errors
> when trying to access my site.
> The script itself works properly, and I have no problem with accessing the
> wiki installation my using mydomain.com/w/ - but if I don’t manually input
> that /w/ folder in the website address nginx will throw a 403 forbidden
> error at me. I should also mention that root is empty apart from that
> folder, which is why I suspect nginx is throwing that 403 message at me.
> I don’t want to flood people’s emails with my giant nginx configuration, so
> I’ll include links to a pastebin dump which has them. I’ve also removed any
> personal information which could hint at where my site is hosted and/or
> what
> the domain is.
> Nginx error log: http://pastebin.com/BZGWurYZ
> Niginx configuration: http://pastebin.com/mFdHbEzm
> Mediawiki settings: http://pastebin.com/nQuaZBdQ
> I hope somebody can figure out where the fault is - I've been ripping out
> my
> hair over it.
> Posted at Nginx Forum:
> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,239004,239004#msg-239004
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