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Title pretty much says it all, but here's what I'm doing...

ls -l produces this...

drwx------ 1 brian brian 4096 2010-12-28 14:19 foldername
-rw------- 1 brian brian    0 2010-12-28 15:54 index.html

after typing something like chmod o=rx index.html the output of ls -l is the same. This happens whether or not I'm in the original location or the symlink location. However, as a further twist, the output of chmod -v o=rx index.html is the following:

mode of `index.html' changed to 0605 (rw----r-x)

The location is also being symlinked to by apache. What's going on with my permissions?

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Shot in the dark, but have you properly set up the directory permissions for symlinking in your conf file? –  krs1 Jul 27 '11 at 15:43

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