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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Security & Case sensitivity in Windows
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2003 04:13:41 GMT
At 08:49 PM 3/19/2003, Joshua Slive wrote:

>On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Paul Smith wrote:
>
>>
>> > > In fact, it DOES restrict access to that folder, BUT it does NOT restrict
>> > > access to 'mysite.co.uk/Admin/...' This would be fine on Unix file systems,
>> > > but not on Windows ones, where /admin/ and /Admin/ are the same.
>> >
>> >This fact is well document at (for example):
>> >http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/sections.html#file-and-web
>>
>> Thanks :-)
>>
>> I spent about 20 minutes looking on the apache website for something to do
>> with this, but I couldn't find it - maybe the <location> part of the online
>> docs should mention this (I'd assumed that Directory had the same problem)
>
>I don't disagree.  That fact (<Location> shouldn't be used to
>restrict filesystem directories) should probably be explicitly mentioned
>explicitly in the docs for <Location>, rather than just by reference to
>the sections.html doc.

++1 and then some!  Always good to learn which sections have mislead
users to the wrong config - and then fix those sections :-)

Bill



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