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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [vote] 2.1.9 as beta
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2005 20:26:40 GMT
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> I think the text "Deny from all" is a particularly dangerous thing to
> have not work as advertised! No matter how well documented :/

The question though, is where can Deny from all be expected to work?

Certainly not in <Directory /foo> - the cached entity no longer lives there.

Perhaps in <Location /foo> - but running the full handlers, dealing with all
the regex'es all over again defeats the purpose of running a fast cache.

Certainly in <VirtualHost> ... although authnz
doesn't work correctly there in the first place ;-)

And certainly globally, if I ran a large mass vhost, yet knew full well that
a list of proxies would corrupt my content, I might

   Deny from

but again, authn/authz doesn't work globally.

We can discuss 'enabling' the map to storage for <Location > and running the
authz stack, but we would have to ensure we bypass the filesystem dir/files
entities.  The deepest relevant level is <Location >.

And maybe, have you considered a <CachedLocation > / <CachedLocationMatch >
container for mod_cache?  This would have the benefit that very long lists
of directives would be ignored/not merged, in favor of a much shorter and
very specific list that benefits the cache by keeping it fast, while giving
the user the option to tweak the behavior of content, once cached.

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