Hello, I am trying to check whether mod_rewrite is working on my installation or not. I have ensured that mod_rewrite is not commented out in the http.conf at \usr\local\apache2\conf. At docroot I have two files test.html and test2.html. I tried to access http://localhost/test.html using the following .htaccess file and get a 403 forbidden error. Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from 127.0.0.1 RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^test.html$ /test2.html [R=301] If I delete the first 3 lines then I get a 500 Internal Server Error. Can anyone please help me out here? Thanks. mbenam.