James Stanza Middleditch James Stanza Middleditch - 2 months ago 15
Apache Configuration Question

WAMP install issues, 403 Forbidden

I've installed WAMP successfully and it works as expected until I've tried to use it with a Dropbox folder, having followed a tutorial.

Owing to that challenge, I've uninstalled, deleted all the files, and have re-installed WAMP after a system restore.

I can access

localhost
, but not
localhost/phpmyadmin
; I keep getting a Forbidden error (403) with the following message:
you do not have permission to view this directory
.

I literally spent all afternoon yesterday and all morning reading every single Google result I could for solutions and I still can't fix it.

I've already tried common solutions such as modifying the configuration files to no avail.

Below is the content of my Apache error log:

[Tue Jan 24 15:53:39 2012] [notice] Apache/2.2.21 (Win32) PHP/5.3.8 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:39 2012] [notice] Server built: Sep 10 2011 11:34:11
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:39 2012] [notice] Parent: Created child process 4992
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:40 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Child process is running
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:40 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Acquired the start mutex.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:40 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Starting 64 worker threads.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:40 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:40 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:50 2012] [notice] Parent: Received shutdown signal -- Shutting down the server.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:50 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Exit event signaled. Child process is ending.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:51 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Released the start mutex
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:52 2012] [notice] Child 4992: All worker threads have exited.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:52 2012] [notice] Child 4992: Child process is exiting
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:52 2012] [notice] Parent: Child process exited successfully.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Apache/2.2.21 (Win32) PHP/5.3.8 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Server built: Sep 10 2011 11:34:11
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Parent: Created child process 4576
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Child 4576: Child process is running
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Child 4576: Acquired the start mutex.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Child 4576: Starting 64 worker threads.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Child 4576: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
[Tue Jan 24 15:53:53 2012] [notice] Child 4576: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
[Tue Jan 24 15:54:01 2012] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: C:/WAMP/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/, referer: http://localhost/


There was no PHP log.

Following, is the content of the MySQL error log:

120124 15:53:38 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled.
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: The InnoDB memory heap is disabled
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: Mutexes and rw_locks use Windows interlocked functions
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: Compressed tables use zlib 1.2.3
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: Initializing buffer pool, size = 128.0M
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool
InnoDB: The first specified data file .\ibdata1 did not exist:
InnoDB: a new database to be created!
120124 15:53:38 InnoDB: Setting file .\ibdata1 size to 10 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
120124 15:53:39 InnoDB: Log file .\ib_logfile0 did not exist: new to be created
InnoDB: Setting log file .\ib_logfile0 size to 5 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
120124 15:53:39 InnoDB: Log file .\ib_logfile1 did not exist: new to be created
InnoDB: Setting log file .\ib_logfile1 size to 5 MB
InnoDB: Database physically writes the file full: wait...
InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer not found: creating new
InnoDB: Doublewrite buffer created
InnoDB: 127 rollback segment(s) active.
InnoDB: Creating foreign key constraint system tables
InnoDB: Foreign key constraint system tables created
120124 15:53:41 InnoDB: Waiting for the background threads to start
120124 15:53:42 InnoDB: 1.1.8 started; log sequence number 0
120124 15:53:43 [Note] Event Scheduler: Loaded 0 events
120124 15:53:43 [Note] wampmysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '5.5.16-log' socket: '' port: 3306 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Answer

Apparently your server is configured to block your IPv6 loopback address:

[Tue Jan 24 15:54:01 2012] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: C:/WAMP/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/, referer: http://localhost/

Try allowing it or if that fails try disabling IPv6 on your network interface.