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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Security & Case sensitivity in Windows
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2003 02:49:53 GMT

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.

Joshua.

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