Error log displaying access attemps to /data

OJS 3.1.1-4

I’m getting entries such as the following in my PHP error log /var/log/httpd/error.log

[Mon Jun 01 18:51:04.774557 2020] [access_compat:error] [pid 102137:tid 139708457654016] [client x.x.x.x:50635] AH01797: client denied by server configuration: /var/www/html/(journalname)/data

(IP address replaced with x by me and real journal name replaced with (journalname))

I cannot find such a /data directroy under /journalname

Do you think is anything wrong with my installation’s settings?

Thanks in advance for your reply.


Hi @jascanio,

That directory doesn’t exist in a normal OJS installation; I suspect it would be a 404 (File Not Found) but there’s also a rule in your web server’s security toolset that flags it as a URL to deny anyway. You should be able to ignore this.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi @asmecher,
Ok. Thanks for your reply.