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From Morgan Gangwere <0.fracta...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] two simple questions
Date Mon, 07 Aug 2006 14:02:57 GMT
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On Sunday 06 August 2006 22:51, Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 8/6/06, Ikke Snoeckx <sebastiaan.snoeckx@telenet.be> wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I have two (simple) questions:
> >
> > 1. A RewriteRule:
> > Basically, consider this: www.example.com/foo.bar ... Now, I want that
> > to be also accessible by this: www.example.com/foo (so, actually, it is
> > just the file name, but without the .bar extension) ...
>
> RewriteEngine On
> RewriteRule ^/foo /foo.bar
>
> Use the RewriteLog to debug.
>
> > 2. Access and authorisation:
> > I have two folders (lets call them 'foo' and 'bar') were I put some
> > things in that should not be downloaded or viewed, however must be
> > included in my website.
> > Basically, the only way to get access to the content being in those two
> > folder is through the normal Apache GET process, and with the right
> > referer (e.g. www.example.com, and *no* other, even an empty referer
> > won't give you access)...
> > I said _basically_, because I know that there are tools to fake headers
> > and such, but this is only to keep the majority of the visitors out of
> > it. Additionally: I have my Javascript and some CSS Files (.js and .css)
> > in it also, however those may be downloaded and viewed (*unless* the
> > referer is *not* www.example.com *or empty*) at will...
>
> The "Prevent Image Theft" example here is close:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/env.html#examples
>
> > Additionally: How can I setup Password Authorisation for the foo and bar
> > folders (so no simple 403 error but 401)?
>
> See:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/auth.html
>
> Incidentally, you should ignore Morgan's advice about the .htaccess
> file.  It is not necessary.
>
> Joshua.
>
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Why ignore the .htaccess file? thats what I have been using for (oh, i dont 
Know, about) 8 years? thats about right. and SymLinking works fine too. thats
how I have been doing things for a long time. please, explain why to ignore 
the .htaccess file.. 

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