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From Paul Sutton <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Directory named .htaccess causes high CPU" on Irix
Date Tue, 15 Oct 1996 14:04:24 GMT
On Sat, 12 Oct 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
> Thanks for the info, I don't think we'd come across this problem
> before.

Something very similar was also reported on 3 Sept on a Linux system, but
I cannot reproduce it on either Linux or IRIX.


> wrote:
> >If a user creates a directory named .htaccess
> >apache will start using up a lot of CPU. It appears
> >that the server process goes into an infinite
> >loop. More and more servers get created as the
> >hung ones stop servicing requests. Asside from the
> >high CPU usage, anyone trying to load a page from
> >that directory would see the request hang as if
> >the remote system was taking a very long time to
> >satisfy the request.

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