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From "Brad Nicholes" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH - Showstopper] 1.3.17-dev mod_userdir
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2001 17:12:22 GMT
    It appears that mod_autoindex is having a problem with absolute paths that do not start
with a / (sys:path vs sys:/path).  I think this is a minor issue and can wait for the next
bug fix release.  I'm OK with the userdir patch as it is proposed.


>>> Thursday, January 25, 2001 9:15:18 AM >>>
     I've run into a problem with your proposed fix for userdir.  I am looking at it now and
will get back to you on the details.


>>> Thursday, January 25, 2001 8:42:28 AM >>>
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> >   This is the crux of the netware problem.  I'm considering the following
> > solution that eliminates the whole host of issues for netware in a very
> > clean and simple way.
> >
> >   The test for a protocol is that the path is PROTO://something.  Yet we
> > have always assumed the colon alone is sufficient.  Is it?  Let us assume,
> > for the moment, that someone hacked unix to accept machine:/path/file
> > access to serve content from a server farm.  This gotcha awaits.
> >
> >   If noone sees any issue with adopting a single test for a redirect, that
> > the redirect path includes a "://" sequence, then this patch solves it
> > across the board.
> >
> >   The caviat that remains is that we need to change the docs to note that
> > on Win32, Unix and others, while v://users/*/public_http might be valid
> > way to type the pathname, it is not acceptable to mod_userdir.

OK... I agree with the concept... looking at the code now. 

   Jim Jagielski   [|]   [|] 
          "Casanova will have many weapons; To beat him you will
              have to have more than forks and flatulence."

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