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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess allow question
Date Thu, 10 Apr 2003 19:15:35 GMT

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, krip vorlund wrote:

> Apache 1.3 and older Stronghold under Linux
> I have a customer who has reached the limit of Allow entries.
> Is there a way to increse the number of Allow entries in .htaccess?

There is no limit to the number of Allow entries as far as I know.  A
large .htaccess file will, of course, slow down the server.

> Another alternative is does apache allow IP restrictions with ranges suche
> as a.b.c.d-e for a.b.c.d through a.b.c.e?  I know about the netmask forms
> like a.b.c.d/x and a.b.c.d/w.x.y.z but the customer does not know how to
> generate them.  I'd prefer the customer be able to handle this without
> asking me to do the masks.

No, this is not possible.  You could do something similar with
mod_rewrite, but this will wind up being more complicated instead of less.


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