I installed the ''[Automatic stores generation]' extension for the Multi-Stores add-on of OsCommerce.
Everything seems to work fine, except.. the copied stores are giving this 403 error with every filename:
You don't have permission to access /new-store-dir/ on this server."
The filenames are soft links to the 'master store' "minimal".
Adding 'Options +FollowSymLinks' to .htcaccess had no effect. The server owners said they had this option enabled as well.
So maybe I'm missing an obvious thing, I'm not an expert in this field.
Please only apply if you have experience with these kinds of things, I can't use too much experimentation. In a pm, let me know why I should let you do this.