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From Chris Pepper <>
Subject Significance of evaluation order?
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2006 21:53:17 GMT
	I (again) banged my head against Order today. 

>The Deny directives are evaluated before the Allow directives. 
>Access is allowed by default. Any client which does not match a Deny 
>directive or does match an Allow directive will be allowed access to 
>the server.

	I'm used to 'evaluated before' meaning first match applies 
(firewall style), and any later matches never being checked.

	I can't figure out how 'before' is relevant in this sentence, 
since all Allow matches are checked, even if a Deny matches ('before' 
the Allow match).

	Is there a meaning to 'before' I'm just not getting, or can 
this be removed as confusing?? Is it a historical artifact having to 
do with code internals, and not relevant to .conf syntax?


						Chris Pepper
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