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From Rob Hartill <hart...@hyperreal.com>
Subject multiple lines for a group in .htgroup bug (fwd)
Date Tue, 26 Sep 1995 04:55:07 GMT

I've seen this reported a few times now. Is there a good fix ?

I suggested something to the submitter, but it might be complete
crap, I'll have to wait for a reply.

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> From evon@ingenia.com  Mon Sep 25 17:05:08 1995
> Message-Id: <199509260003.UAA07222@schoolnet2.carleton.ca>
> Date: Mon, 25 Sep 95 20:03:35 -0400
> Sender: evon@schoolnet.carleton.ca
> From: Eric von Graevenitz <evon@ingenia.com>
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> Hi good folks,
> 
> I'm the new sys-admin for Canada's SchoolNet (http://schoolnet2.carleton.ca )
> and I think we found a bug with large .htgroup files.
> 
> The problem seems to be apache ( version 8.11 at least), doesn't recognize
> multiple group lines of the same group.  Such as:
> -------- .htgroup -------------------------------
> admin: me you them
> 
> other: friend@hiho.edu buddy@boy.edu ......etc
> other: another@name.com  not@home.net ......etc
> other:  ....etc
> etc..
> -------------------------------------------------
> 
> This was the format of our large .htgroup file from our previous NCSA httpd
> 1.4. Since we had over 800 names, the server split up the names in lines of
> twenty or so names.
> 
> If we changed .htgroup to a format with one long group line, apache would choke
> from the 80000 byte (hog) limit in http_main.c .  We could recompile with a
> larger hog limit, but it would be vastly preferable for apache to allow
> multiple lines for a single group as described above.
> 
> If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
> 
> Eric von Graevenitz 				(613) 788-2600 x1226				
> evon@schoolnet.carleton.ca			Carleton U; Ottawa, Canada

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