Apache HTTD 2.4: AH01630: client denied by server configuration

Submitted by Jochus on Sat, 12/09/2015 - 20:13 | Posted in: Linux

I recently upgraded one of my HTTPD severs from version 2.2 to 2.4. When I tried to start the Apache HTTPD daemon, I got the following exception:

AH01630: client denied by server configuration

The problem was related to a change in the configuration specs of the "allow & deny rules". More info was found here:

2.2 configuration:

Order deny,allow
Deny from all

2.4 configuration:

Require all denied

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