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From Gerry Danen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess to prevent external access
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 14:57:40 GMT
Oddly enough, httpd.conf does not show "AllowOverride" anywhere...

This is really baffling!


On 12/22/05, Boyle Owen <> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> >
> > The error log says ".htaccess: order not allowed here"...
> 1) Your resource is a script (hence the error 500) - it's easier to debug if it's a plain
> 2) Your Allow directives are in a .htaccess file - it's easier to debug if they're in
a Directory block in the main config.
> 3) The error above implies that you have an "AllowOverride" in the main config which
is disabling the use of .htaccess files (eg, AllowOverride none).
> What I guess is happening is that the AllowOverride in the main config is disabling the
.htacces so your Allow/Deny directives don't have any effect. The request gets in but then
the script that's supposed to run is failing for an unconnected reason.
> Probably if you remove AllowOverride, it'll "work" (ie, allow some addresses, deny others)
but you really should read up on the docs for the directives mentioned.

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