webserver lighttp 127.0.0.1 403 forbidden. www-data

Asked by Galen Thurber on 2018-11-03

running lighttp webserver
config
port 80
user www-data
group www-data

www-data dir /home/west/Movies
also tried /var/www/html
ownership www-data www-data
rw-r--r--
from local browser 127.0.0.7
returns 403
index lighttp.html exists

# sudo lighttp-enable-mod dir-listing
done
#sudo service lighttpd stop
#sudo service lighttpd restart
#sudo service lighttpd force-reload
#sudo service lighttpd status
all report no errors
but still browser returns 403
sudo netstat -t -l -p
shows lighttpd serving on port 80

any ideas why 403?

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