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From Andrew Wilson <and...@tees.elsevier.co.uk>
Subject Apache and ~username
Date Thu, 21 Dec 1995 11:56:54 GMT
from c.i.w.u.s.foo.bar.who-cares...

so maybe people don't want their webservers to be able to see /home...

I'll upload this patch shortly...untested of course.

It seems like the guy could have saved hisself a lot of heartache
by just *not* using the ~username feature *shrug*

Ay.


jaap@cs.ruu.nl (Jaap Romers) wrote:
>
>Hi,
>
>We run apache in a chrooted environment without home-directories mounted
>from our home-directory server, which will cause problems with the 
>~username in URL's. Because we want to support this tilde-thing in URL's, we
>added a new feature to the mod_userdir module in the apache-1.0.0 server.
>
>With this new feature, we can store user html-docs in an alternative
>directory on the web-server and mount this directory on all the client
>workstations in the network for updating.
>
>This patch is also useful if you don't run apache chrooted, but on
>a seperate machine without home-directories.
>
>To configure this feature, you still can use the UserDir directive in the
>srm.conf file by setting a full pathname for the directory:
>
>	UserDir /htdocs/people
>
>A request for http://server/~username will be mapped to the directory
>/htdocs/people/username (http://server/people/username will be mapped
>to the same directory if /htdocs is your DocumentRoot).
>
>Here is the patch for the Apache 1.0.0 distribution. To apply the patch,
>go to the apache_1.0.0/src directory and do: patch -p < patch-file.
>
>Merry christmas and a happy new year.
>
>Jaap
>
>*** mod_userdir.c.dist	Thu Dec  7 14:07:08 1995
>--- mod_userdir.c	Thu Dec  7 14:13:34 1995
>***************
>*** 103,123 ****
>          struct passwd *pw;
>  	char *w, *dname;
>  
>-         dname = name + 2;
>-         w = getword(r->pool, &dname, '/');
>-         if(!(pw=getpwnam(w)))
>-             return NOT_FOUND;
>- 	
>  	/* The 'dname' funny business involves backing it up to capture
>  	 * the '/' delimiting the "/~user" part from the rest of the URL,
>  	 * in case there was one (the case where there wasn't being just
>  	 * "GET /~user HTTP/1.0", for which we don't want to tack on a
>  	 * '/' onto the filename).
>  	 */
>! 	
>! 	if (dname[-1] == '/') --dname;
>! 	r->filename = pstrcat (r->pool, pw->pw_dir, "/", userdir, dname, NULL);
>  
>  	return OK;
>      }
>  
>--- 103,129 ----
>          struct passwd *pw;
>  	char *w, *dname;
>  
>  	/* The 'dname' funny business involves backing it up to capture
>  	 * the '/' delimiting the "/~user" part from the rest of the URL,
>  	 * in case there was one (the case where there wasn't being just
>  	 * "GET /~user HTTP/1.0", for which we don't want to tack on a
>  	 * '/' onto the filename).
>  	 */
>! 
>!         dname = name + 2;
>!         w = getword(r->pool, &dname, '/');
>! 
>! 	if (dname[-1] == '/')
>! 	    --dname;
>  
>+ 	if (userdir[0] == '/')
>+ 	{
>+ 	    r->filename = pstrcat (r->pool,userdir,"/",w,dname,NULL);
>+ 	} else {
>+             if(!(pw=getpwnam(w)))
>+                 return NOT_FOUND;
>+ 	    r->filename = pstrcat(r->pool,pw->pw_dir,"/",userdir,dname,NULL);
>+ 	}	
>  	return OK;
>      }
>  
>--
>J.M. Romers    http://www.cs.ruu.nl/people/jaap   Jaap.Romers@cs.ruu.nl
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