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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: Question about apache access bug(s)
Date Tue, 19 Nov 1996 14:39:10 GMT
Huver wrote:

I'm not aware of this feature being added to 1.2, but then I'm not aware
of lots of features that are in 1.2 :-)

I'll pass your comments on the the developers list. If it's been added,
It think someone will rememeber and let you know.


>Hi, this isn't really a bug, I need to ask it before I go "fix" it,
>however.  :-)
>In the apaache version 1.1.1 Known Bugs list, the first one is about
>mod_access on the allow-address parsing problem (due to too simplistic
>parsing).  That aside, the "allow/deny" needs to take a syntax like:
>	allow IP_address/n
>where the 'n' specifies how many bits are important in the given IP
>address.  This is for conditions where a class C is subnetted.
>	Engineering sits on a class C .224 subnet, within eng subnet
>	there's a machine running apache for all the engineers.  While
>	some engineering docs can be accessed from other Company sites,
>	certain files/directories must be protected/restricted from
>	acesses outside the engineering subnet.
>By employing the above syntax, a .htaccess can then contain:
>	allow  aaa.bbb.ccc.224/27
>to indicate the most significant 27 bits of a client IP must match the given
>template address.
>Question: has this been looked at or perhaps addressed in the next version?
>I'm not on the 1.2 list so if I need to change mod_access.c, I'll have to
>work the 1.1.1 version.  That's fine, I don't want to start work on it and
>find out the next day that 1.2 is released and it addresses this problem. :-)
>Please inform me of the status of this issue, thank you.

Rob Hartill.       Internet Movie Database Ltd.  

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