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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_access problem
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:08:32 GMT
On 9/21/07,
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> When I use the mod_access directives to limit access to certain files or
> commands, they just seem to be ignored. For example, to disable
> downloading of .htaccess and .htpasswd files I use the (almost) standard
> rules of:
> ---  example ---
> <Files ~ "^\.ht">
>     Order allow,deny
>     Deny from all
>     Satisfy all
> </Files>
> --- /example ---
> As far as I know this should disallow anyone (including users logging in
> through HTTP AUTH) to open the .ht* files. But if I try to download
> them, they can be opened.
> The same problem goes for any other access limiting based on IP.

Start by reading this:

It may be that you have other access-control directives in a
<Location> section that are overriding your <Files> section.


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