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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache/src mod_access.c
Date Wed, 09 Oct 1996 12:13:15 GMT

Re: deny from user-agents

Ben Laurie wrote:
>I still don't think we have reached consensus on whether this patch should use
>BrowserMatch. I am strongly of the opinion that it should. If others agree then
>this would become an environment variable match instead of a user agent match,
>and would, therefore, be a considerably more general facility. I'm happy to
>make the changes... I think! Don't forget that BrowserMatch uses REs, which are
>much more powerful than strstr, so there is an advantage even in this limited

I haven't looked at BrowserMatch. Can you please explain how it'd work in
terms of allowing/denying access based on UA and on a per 
Directory/Location/File basis.

If it can cover all the same requirements and have a regexp capability
then that's great.

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