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From "Allen Pulsifer" <>
Subject RE: code & docs corrections for FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:13:44 GMT
> Hm. This looks wrong to me. We should only allow RewriteRules 
> in the directory context if OPT_SYM_LINKS is set since we do 
> not do any check on the result of a RewriteRule with respect 
> to symlinks. So we cannot be sure that the result of the 
> RewriteRule fulfils the conditions promised by OPT_SYM_OWNER.

That could be, I don't know the answer, but httpd currently allows
RewriteEngine on if either FollowSymlinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is
enabled.  Try it in an .htaccess:

Options -FollowSymlinks +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
RewriteEngine On


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