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From Benjamin Krueger <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Is there any module that blocks IPs?
Date Fri, 08 Aug 2003 18:04:17 GMT
* Robert Andersson ( [030808 10:58]:
> Joseph A Nagy Jr wrote:
> > I meant mod_access when I meant mod_auth. I still can't believe
> > mod_rewrite was suggested for this purpose.
> It was suggested because the OP wanted a module that denied IPs read in from
> an external file. As far as I know, mod_access does not provide that
> functionality, but mod_rewrite does (I think).
> The easiest way would be to generate a file with a lot of deny directives
> then included in the httpd.conf. However, it requires a restart if the list
> is updated.
> Regards,
> Robert Andersson

Asking Apache to reread configuration is as simple as a graceful restart. It
incurs no downtime and is instantanious.

Benjamin Krueger

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