Bug#944932: www.debian.org: certain pages on www.debian.org are 403 Forbidden
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Certain pages located at www.debian.org return a 403 Forbidden page when accessed. This includes
www.debian.org/security, and www.debian.org/distrib. The page shown is as follows:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<p>You don't have permission to access this resource.Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe</p>
<address>Apache Server at www.debian.org Port 443</address>
I'm not sure if this effects other pages, these are just the two that I tried. I first found this problem
when I clicked on the link on the Debian homepage for the www.debian.org/distrib/packages ("...it comes with over 59000 *packages*...")
and I noticed that it also happened for www.debian.org/security when I clicked on the link for the DSA-4569 ghostscript security update
located under "Security Advisories". I would have expected the proper pages to load instead of this error page.
I don't know if there is maintenance going on or if you know about this problem (I'm sure you'll have noticed it soon enough),
but I thought I'd fill this out nonetheless.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_PROPRIETARY_MODULE, TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled