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From "Jeff Cohen" <supp...@gej-it.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Newbie Questions: modules / directory listing / languages
Date Tue, 27 May 2003 20:00:09 GMT


> 
> On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 03:42  PM, Denise Mangano wrote:
> 
> > One questions though.  For disabling directory indexing you said to
> use
> > Options -Indexes.  I tried omitting Indexes all together and it gives
> > an
> > access forbidden (which is good).  Are the two approaches effectively
> > the
> > same?
> 
> 
> Sort of ... no.
> 
> With that config a 403 means you do not have an index.html (or home 
> page) defined.
> 
> In a professional environment generating an error is worse than HOST 
> NOT FOUND error IMHO.
> 
> Global docroot may be a good place for nothing other than you have 
> reached "Us" - we are not home right now -- or some other logical 
> message.
> 
> 
> HTH/Sx  =)
> 
> 
> http://insecurity.org/

Read his question again, he removed the Options Indexes from the Options 
lines, than he asked if removing Indexes or addind -Indexes will do the 
same.
Jeff Cohen


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