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From Frederic Fery <>
Subject [users@httpd] block this url: http://yourhost:591/FMPro?-db=database.fp5&-format=-dso_xml&-findall
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 20:45:22 GMT
Hi again

I habe beeng looking on the web for weeks and can't find anu answers to this

I want to block this url below from being accessed on my os X server box:

A web user could just enter this in the browser' and retreive all 
content from the filemaker pro

Is the solution to set up a proxy, apache rewrite, third party software

Frederic Fery wrote:
> Hi
> I am new to apache, so sorry if it's a dumb question
> We are running Filemaker pro on OS X server (Jaguar) using webcompanion
> Filemaker is on port 591, Apache port 80 with Web Connector to do some SSL
> I have some security concerns about sharing filemaker databases with 
> webcompanion. The issue is with the XML dso_xml tag (and -raw)
> Anyone can type in their web browser address bar, something like:
> http://yourhost:591/FMPro?-db=database.fp5&-format=-dso_xml&-findall
> this will reveal all the fields from your database in their browser, not 
> really good when you have confidential information...
> when people are typing &-format=-dso_xml&-findall they would get go 
> nowhere (403.html)
> What is the best way to do it: proxy, apache rewrite?
> And how do you implement it?
> I have tried to set up a proxy (in server settings web->sites->proxy) 
> but it didn't work
> also, if you could give me some apache rewrite examples for -format=-dso_xml
> thanks
> Frederic

Frederic Fery
Faculty Web Master

University of Technology, Sydney.
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