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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 12863] New: - group files syntax, spaces in group names
Date Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:11:05 GMT
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group files syntax, spaces in group names

           Summary: group files syntax, spaces in group names
           Product: Apache httpd-2.0
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Minor
          Priority: Other
         Component: mod_access
        AssignedTo: bugs@httpd.apache.org
        ReportedBy: ttimo@idsoftware.com


I encountered a weird problem while setting up some require group groupname
authentication on my server. Everything seemed fined and yet the access kept
being denied.

After several hours of searching, I found out that my group file syntax was like:

groupname : user1 user2

whereas is should have been

groupname: user1 user2

I know that the docs are saying group: user1 user2 etc.
I understand I wasn't getting any error because apache understands the groupname
with a trailing space 'groupname '. Don't tell me "this is a feature". Who the
heck uses group names with spaces?

What I'd suggest would be a directive that enables spaces in group names, which
would default to being off. This would allow for early catching of the group
file syntax error.

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