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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Lack of documentation on hierarchical evaluation of .htaccess ACLs (fwd)
Date Tue, 15 Oct 1996 18:22:00 GMT
Raj,

I have to say that I am more than a little intrigued as to why you want to know
this.

Cheers,

Ben.

> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 14:13:48 -0700
> From: Raj Gossain <rgossain@netscape.com>
> To: apache-bugs@apache.org
> Subject: Lack of documentation on hierarchical evaluation of .htaccess ACLs
> 
> Trying to determine how Apache handles hierarchical ACLs in content
> trees.  I've checked the documentation and understand how the basic
> allow, deny, require, order, <LIMIT>, etc. directives work, but I have
> not found formal documentation on how ACLs are handled when they vary
> hierarchically.  I posted this to comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix, but
> received no response.
> 
> Based on testing the Apache 1.1 server, Apache requires all .htaccess
> files in a path to allow access in order for leaf level access to be
> granted.  One might also expect basic leaf-level ACL checking, such that
> intermediate directories in a path could have very strict ACLs (e.g.,
> administrators only) but the leaf-level directories in a content tree
> each have basic user and group access granted to distribute ownership of
> individual content directories.
> 
> Could someone describe exactly how these hierarchical ACLs are managed?
> In addition, it would be helpful to know if this evaluation method is
> going to remain the way it is today.  A pointer to some documentation
> would be really great.
> 
> Regards,
> --Raj
> 
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> ----- End of forwarded message from Raj Gossain -----
> 

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