Comment 2 for bug 370542

Let me see if I understand this correctly..

You installed Apache2, and when you directly afterwards try to visit http://localhost you are greeted by the 403? Later restarting apache2 solves the problem?

I did a fresh install of apache2 and http://localhost/ immediately gave me a "It works!".

How did you go about installing apache2? Can you manage to reproduce this error?