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From Maxim Vexler <hq4e...@gmail.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Deny,Allow confusion
Date Sun, 29 May 2005 14:40:08 GMT
(A basic question I assume)

For this configuration:

###
1. Order Deny,Allow
2. Deny from all
3. Allow from dev.example.com
###

This actually says:
1. By default allow access to everyone (because it's deny, allow)
2. Now deny from everyone.
3. Now allow only to dev.example.com.

So at the end, only users from dev.example.com will receive access to
the path, correct ?


If so, why use deny then allow, wouldn't this produce the same result?
###
1. Order Allow,Deny
2. Allow from dev.example.com
###


And at general, do I always need use deny & allow, or can I just use
one of them (like deny) because Apache by default allows access to
everyone, isn't this the case?

Could someone please clarify things a bit, I'm quite confused with
this deny,allow combinations.


also, for this, are the two similar?

###
<Directory /docroot>
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from env=let_me_in
</Directory>
###

###
<Directory /docroot>
Order Allow,Deny
Allow from env=let_me_in
Deny from all
</Directory>
###




Thank you very much.

-- 
Cheers, 
Maxim Vexler (hq4ever).

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