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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-2.0/docs/conf highperformance-std.conf
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2001 21:40:33 GMT
On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 09:29:17PM +0000, James Sutherland wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jan 2001, Greg Ames wrote:
> > Greg Stein wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 06:29:38PM -0000, gregames@apache.org wrote:
> > > >...
> > > >   # Disable symlink protection and htaccess files, they chew far too much.
> > > >   <Directory />
> > > >       AllowOverride none
> > > >       Options FollowSymLinks
> > > 
> > > Hmm. The comment and Options don't seem to match, or did I just brain-fart?
> > > 
> > 
> > AllowOverride none means that the server doesn't look at htaccess
> > files.  That's pretty straight forward.

Yup. Had that one.

> > As far as symlinks, I think it's a negative logic kind of thing that
> > causes the confusion.  Here's my take: by default, when you don't
> > specify FollowSymLinks, you get "symlink protection", which chews
> > excessive CPU.  So you have to explicity enable FollowSymLinks to make
> > these cycles go away.

Got it.

>...
> DISABLING FollowSymLinks will chew CPU/disk - you have to check "OK, I've
> got the file to serve - now, wait... is it a symlink or not???" So the
> config above is correct, but the comment is a bit opaque...

Opaque would definitely be the word for it :-)

>...
> I think the comment needs rewriting there... How about this?
>...

Applied with a small tweak. Thx.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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