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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache delivers PHP source code for vim backup files
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:20:48 GMT
On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Jens Winter<iceman@uni-paderborn.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wonder which rules are used to decide if a file is processed by PHP. For
> example x.php, x.php.bak and x.php.x~ are all processed, but x.php~ is not
> (at least by default). This could be an issue if you use vim or similar
> editors to edit the config files of e.g. WordPress or MediaWiki (containing
> DB passwords) directly in the server directory (which you shouldn't do, but
> we all know that some people will do anyway...).
>
> So if so many filename schemes result in processing the PHP code, why are
> these critical files delivered as source code (again talking about default
> behavior)?

Directives that accept "filename extensions" treat "foo.bar.baz" as
having two distinct extensions.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_mime.html
http://httpd.apache.org/userslist.html

-- 
Eric Covener
covener@gmail.com

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