I need help with 403 forbidden

Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
Sun Apr 28 07:31:23 UTC 2019

On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 03:22:09PM -0500, Tom Strike wrote:

Hi there,

> I have just set up nginx on my server to stream video to and retrieve it in
> an http web page.

> http {
>     server {

>         location /live {
>             types {
>                 application/vnd.apple.mpegurl m3u8;
>             }
>             index  index.m3u8;
>             alias /var/www/nginx/pb1ag/live;
>             add_header Cache-Control no-cache;

When you request http://www.pb1ag.us:8088/live/ and get a http 403,
what does the nginx error log say?

And if you don't request /live/, what url do you request?

Is it useful to add "autoindex on;" here? That would reveal information
about your directory structure, if there is no index.m3u8 file.

Incidentally, the "index" and "alias" lines here do nothing new; their
effects are the same as what is shown in the "server"-level configuration.

Good luck with it,

Francis Daly        francis at daoine.org

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