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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject [BUG?] Re: IdentityCheck/HostNameLookups not allowed in .htaccess (fwd)
Date Fri, 31 Jan 1997 19:57:35 GMT

Any ideas ?

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 97 12:24:43 -0600
From: Rex Dieter <>
Subject: Re: IdentityCheck/HostNameLookups not allowed in .htaccess

httpd: apache-1.2b6
Platform: NEXTSTEP-3.3

The apache documentation claims that the directives: IdentityCheck and  
HostNameLookups can be enabled in the .htaccess context, but fails to  

At least, access fails with the following output to logs/error_log:
[Fri Jan 31 08:20:58 1997] access to /home/rdieter/public_html/.htaccess  
failed for mathlab44, reason: IdentityCheck not allowed here.  The same  
goes for HostNameLookups

HostNameLookups  	on
IdentityCheck    	on

<Directory /home >
Options         All MultiViews
AllowOverride   All

BTW, the bug-reporting page at fails to function.

Rex A. Dieter (NeXT/MIME OK)
Computer System Manager
Mathematics and Statistics  		
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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