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From Dan Poirier <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Requiring authentication for the whole server
Date Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:54:08 GMT
On 08/12/2009 07:49 PM, Igor Cicimov wrote:
> As far as I know the Location is used for file system that doesn't 
> reside on the local server (e.g. proxy server) and Directory in case 
> you want to protect file system that is local to the server.

No, Location refers to the request's URL while Directory refers to the 
file path that it ends up mapped to.  Nothing to do with proxy, except 
that a proxied request doesn't end up mapped to a local file path so 
Directory wouldn't be useful for it.

Dan Poirier <>

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