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From Mike Prettejohn <...@netcraft.co.uk>
Subject Re: NCSA satisfy any .htaccess directive (fwd)
Date Mon, 22 Jul 1996 08:09:07 GMT
At this point, I think I would be interested in hearing what the people
on your list have to say.

We're both agreed on what happens, but Brandon thinks it's a documentation
error, and I think it's a server error. 

My premise is that there's no reason at all for the server to stick an
implicit 'allow from all' after the 'deny from all' below.

Mike
----- Forwarded message from blong@uiuc.edu -----
On 7/21, Mike Prettejohn uttered the following other thing:
> : On 7/21, Mike Prettejohn uttered the following other thing:
> : > Hi Brandon,
> : > 
> : > 
> : > I wondered if you knew about this; I mailed httpd@ncsa.uiuc.edu about
> : > a week ago, but haven't had a response. 
> : > 
> : > There seems to be at least one major gotcha in the code implementing
> : > 'satisfy any'; the following lets everyone through without prompting
> : > for a username/passwd.
> : > 
> : > <Limit GET>
> : > order deny,allow
> : > deny from all
> : > require valid-user
> : > satisfy any
> : > </Limit>
> : 
> : This is because the default allow is to allow from all.  
> 
> That's at odds with the documentation.
> 
> http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/setup/access/allow.html
> 
> says that no default applies for allow.

Ah, that's a problem with Rob's english.  By defaults, he meant compile
time, generally.  Or something.  In any case, thanks for pointing that out,
we'll be happy to change the documentation.

> : To make this work,
> : you need to either change to order allow,deny, or to add allow from none
> : I'll be the first to admit that the security structure of the current
> : server is not particularly obvious, but we're kinda stuck with it.

Brandon
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