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From BAO RuiXian <>
Subject Re: Start laughing already - securing files with Apache and Windows question
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2002 08:35:09 GMT
Boyle Owen wrote:

> (4) You put the password file anywhere you like EXCEPT inside the docroot
> *** I think this might be what was confusing you. You can put the file anywhere at all
- there is no special place for it. However, you have made one big mistake which is to put
it under your docroot (D:/web). This won't stop it working but it is not very secure since
it means a browser can see it!  move it somewhere unbrowseable like D:/pwds.

Just for peculiarity, can we put the password file into the protected directory itself? I
think it should also be safe.

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