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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] <Directory dir >
Date Fri, 28 Jul 2006 14:44:21 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: LDB [mailto:thesource@ldb-jab.org] 
> 
> 
> It works like the following,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> DocumentRoot "/srv/www/mediawiki"
> 
<Directory "/srv/www">
  Options FollowSymLinks
</Directory>

This is the only directive you need in this directory container.

All the others (especially the "Allow from all") should be in a more
specific container that applies to the doc root, eg:

<Directory "/srv/www/mediawiki">
  AllowOverride None
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from all
</Directory>

> 
> 
> But what are the security ramifications of doing it this way 
> that you recognize?

Never "Allow from" for a directory *above* your docroot or you allow
URLs like http://server/../path to work!

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> LDB
> 
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