I turned on the Apache web server that's built into OSX, but when I put an alias to a folder into the "Sites" folder, then the web page treats it as a file instead of a symbolic link to the folder I'm trying to specify. background: I just got an ipod touch 8 gig for free with the purchase of my laptop, and I want to be able to send any of my 250 GB worth of music to it at any time. I turned on OS X's file sharing and web sharing, and I can access my mac's webpage from my Touch, and if there are any *actual* files and folders inside the "Sites" folder then I can navigate and download all those files and folders perfectly from my Touch using the Touch's Safari browser. That's all fine, but my albums are on an external hard disk, and when I put an alias to my albums folder into the "Sites" folder, then I can't navigate to that folder from the Touch's safari. How do I make an alias in unix / apache so I can get to the files on my external hard drive through my Mac's Apache webpage?