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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] strace on httpd and .htaccess directories looked at
Date Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:31:20 GMT
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Julien Pauli <> wrote:
> Ok but why are they parsed ?
> Is that a wanted behavior or some kind of unmastered stuff ?

It's requested by setting AllowOverride to something other then None
on the directory. It's not a bug.

> If I want to enable AllowOverride, the DocRoot and Aliases should then be
> next to a device root (aka /web) if I want to prevent too many kernel
> open().

No.  Disable htaccess on /, and enable it on precisely where you want them read.

Eric Covener

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