Proxy/Firewall/WWW-Alias -> allowDirectoryListings must be true Error

Carl Robert Blesius
Sun, 25 Nov 2001 17:27:46 +0100

It seems support has a lot to do (I have not received word on this 
problem yet), which is why I turn to the lists.

We have a university server that acts as a www alias proxy for 
and I get the following error when trying to retrieve the www root 
document from my sever when there is any kind of proxy in front of my 
Manila server:

Sorry! There was an error: The attribute "allowDirectoryListings" must 
be true.
The error was detected by Frontier 7.0.1 in mainResponder.respond.
Webmaster: Time: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 15:06:50 

When I set "allowDirectoryListings" to true to get a round it (which I 
do not want to do), it lists the databases as files and does not pull up 
a page

Here is our present address (please do not join the site.... it is not 
officially up yet) so you can try it out yourself:
points to

This is a major problem that seems to be very WIDE spread (which is why 
I would call it a bug)... just do a search on google
Some examples pulled from google:

We are not going to be using the university server as our final 
solution, but a very large domain name company that is hosting our 
present page as the domain name proxy provider. I know this a VERY 
common setup for a lot of people internationally, so I do not understand 
why this problem is not being taken seriously.

Or maybe it is just a simple setting that I (and a few other people) 
have set incorrectly.

Greetings from Germany,
Carl Blesius

I also wonder if it is related to an error that occurs when posting form 
behind a firewall and/or proxy:
Sorry! There was an error: Can't evaluate the expression because the name
"referer" hasn't been defined.

This is a major problem for anyone sitting behind firewalls or 
proxys.... these are not uncommon (the error occurs behind our Squid 
Proxies and a CheckPoint Firewalls).