Category Archives: Others

Writing tips

Tim Hall has written some brilliant posts about getting going with writing (blogs, whitepapers etc). This post is the result of inspiration from there only. Tim says that just get started with whatever Winking smile.

If you are into blogging and no so active or even if you aren’t you may want to take a look at all the posts to get some inspiration to document the knowledge you gain on day to day basis.

Here is an index to all the posts by Tim till now

Enjoy !

Accessing outside DocumentRoot files in Apache HTTP server

I don’t know a bit about Apache HTTP server but faced one issue in office…so thought about writing it here 😉

We are having a 3 tier setup where Oracle Application Server 10g was there on AIX 5.3. It runs Apache HTTP server and we needed to access the files outside DocumentRoot. A bit of googling revealed that we could use Alias for that. Basically we need to add the following small piece of text to httpd.conf file:

Alias /test1/ "/home/sidhu/test1/"
<Directory "/home/sidhu/test1">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Now we should be able to access the files in /home/sidhu/test1 by hitting the following URL


PS: I couldn’t find the reason but it didn’t allow me to use word “reports” in the directory name.