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From "Ron Wingfield" <rtwingfi...@archaxis.net>
Subject Re: [Apache] script alias
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 18:04:06 GMT
I'm interested in your comment.  I'm thinking like a unix programmer. . .
A symlink at the OS level seems more efficient than adding a logic instruction
to a HLL program, i.e., the httpd server.  In other words, the httpd has to go 
through some if-then-else gyrations that are otherwise implicit at the OS level;
therefore, why not use a symbolic link?  Additionally, you can set (i.e., chmod)
permissions at the file level, rather than deal with the httpd allow/deny scenario, 
granted that there may be some message handlling advantages that I'm not
taking into consideration.

Ron W.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Korey G. 
  To: users@httpd.apache.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 3:45 PM
  Subject: Re: [Apache] script alias


  no, because httpd.conf is tha bomb!
  symbolic linkage is a cop out

  At 12:41 7/10/02 -0500, you wrote:
  >Perhaps, create a symbolic link (assuming that you're runing on unix) to 
  >the abbreviated spelling?
  >(. . .rather than deal with script aliases.)
  >>----- Original Message -----
  >>From: <mailto:apache@swift-web.com>Jason
  >>To: <mailto:users@httpd.apache.org>users@httpd.apache.org
  >>Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 12:22 PM
  >>Subject: RE: [Apache] script alias
  >>
  >> > -> How do I make a script alias so that I can do this:
  >> > ->
  >> > -> pull up mydomain.com/script.cgi
  >> > -> when its actually located
  >> > -> in mydomain.com/cgi-bin/script.cgi
  >> >
  >> > why?
  >>
  >>I wondered the same thing only reducing it a bit further than the above
  >>example.  My reasons were to shorten
  >>domain.com/cgi-bin/webmailprogram.cgi
  >>to
  >>domain.com/webmail
  >>
  >>Is that possible and if so does it open up major security issues?
  >>-Jay
  >>
  >>
  >>
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