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Subject cvs commit: apachen/htdocs/manual/mod mod_auth.html
Date Tue, 16 Dec 1997 20:57:39 GMT
coar        97/12/16 12:57:39

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/mod mod_auth.html
  Log:
  	Correct some misstatements about the Auth*File directives;
  	they're ServerRoot-relative if not absolute.
  
  PR:		1511
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.9       +15 -9     apachen/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_auth.html
  
  Index: mod_auth.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apachen/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_auth.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.8
  retrieving revision 1.9
  diff -u -r1.8 -r1.9
  --- mod_auth.html	1997/06/04 16:14:15	1.8
  +++ mod_auth.html	1997/12/16 20:57:38	1.9
  @@ -38,12 +38,14 @@
   <strong>Module:</strong> mod_auth<p>
   
   The AuthGroupFile directive sets the name of a textual file containing the list
  -of user groups for user authentication. <em>Filename</em> is the absolute path
  -to the group file.<p>
  +of user groups for user authentication. <em>Filename</em> is the path
  +to the group file.  If it is not absolute (<EM>i.e.</EM>, if it
  +doesn't begin with a slash), it is treated as relative to the ServerRoot.
  +<P>
   Each line of the group file contains a groupname followed by a colon, followed
   by the member usernames separated by spaces. Example:
   <blockquote><code>mygroup: bob joe anne</code></blockquote>
  -Note that searching large groups files is <em>very</em> inefficient;
  +Note that searching large text files is <em>very</em> inefficient;
   <A HREF="mod_auth_dbm.html#authdbmgroupfile">AuthDBMGroupFile</A> should
   be used instead.<p>
   
  @@ -65,13 +67,17 @@
   
   The AuthUserFile directive sets the name of a textual file containing
   the list of users and passwords for user
  -authentication. <em>Filename</em> is the absolute path to the user
  -file.<p> Each line of the user file file contains a username followed
  +authentication. <em>Filename</em> is the path to the user
  +file. If it is not absolute (<EM>i.e.</EM>, if it doesn't begin with a
  +slash), it is treated as relative to the ServerRoot.
  +<p> Each line of the user file file contains a username followed
   by a colon, followed by the crypt() encrypted password. The behavior
  -of multiple occurrences of the same user is undefined.<p> Note that
  -searching user groups files is inefficient; <A
  -HREF="mod_auth_dbm.html#authdbmuserfile">AuthDBMUserFile</A> should be
  -used instead.<p>
  +of multiple occurrences of the same user is undefined.
  +<p> Note that
  +searching large text files is <EM>very</EM> inefficient;
  +<A HREF="mod_auth_dbm.html#authdbmuserfile">AuthDBMUserFile</A> should be
  +used instead.
  +<p>
   
   Security: make sure that the AuthUserFile is stored outside the
   document tree of the web-server; do <em>not</em> put it in the directory that
  
  
  

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