Probably because you are essentially denying access to documentroot
and this path is checked for all requests.

Add a
<Directory /var/www/html>
Require all granted

or change documentroot to a directory you can give access even if it's
an empty directory to get rid of those messages or change the
documentoot to something else.

Denying access to documentroot by default is not...

2018-02-09 16:30 GMT+01:00 Marat Khalili <>:
>> At first glance, something in your browser is probably requesting the page
>> /test. Since it doesn't correspond to any of your alias statements, it hits
>> the DocumentRoot which you have denied access to.
>> Is there a corresponding entry in your access log?
> There's no entry in access log, and the problem is easily reproduced with
> curl/wget. There's only one request visible in tcpdump. I've also confirmed
> that excluding proxy does not fix the problem.
> On the other hand, I don't see same problem on bare Apache installation
> serving only static files. Can Mediawiki PHP create some internal requests?
> How can I debug this?
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> Marat Khalili
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