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From hadi motamedi <motamed...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] allow autoindex for a directory, but not for its subdirectories
Date Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:36:59 GMT
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Freek Dijkstra <public@macfreek.nl> wrote:

> [My apologies for the many posts; I just notices that my mailer removed
> the <tags> thinking it was HTML]
>
> Freek Dijkstra wrote:
>
> > Curious,
> > <Directory ~ "^/var/www/projects/.*$"> is never matched
> > <Directory ~ "^/var/www/projects/.*"> is matched.
> > Logically, I would have expected both regexps to yield the same result.
>
> I did some more testing, and it just seems that the the end of line
> anchor is just never matched. I can easily reproduce it with only a few
> configuration lines (see below).
>
> Is this a (known) bug or is there another explanation why I'm seeing
> this behaviour? If this is intended behaviour, what configuration is
> required to get the intended behaviour?
>
>
> Steps to reproduce
> 1. Add the following configuration to httpd.conf:
>
> Alias /test/ /var/www/test/
>
> <Directory "/var/www/test/projects">
>    Options Indexes
>     Order deny,allow
>    Deny from all
> </Directory>
>
> <Directory ~ "/var/www/test/projects/$">
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
>
>
> Expected results:
> - requesting http://localhost/test/projects would give an autoindex
> - requesting http://localhost/test/projects/subdir would give a 403
> Forbidden
>
> Actual results:
> - requesting http://localhost/test/projects gives a 403 Forbidden
> - requesting http://localhost/test/projects/subdir gives a 403 Forbidden
>
> Regression:
> 1.
> The following DirectoryMatch (without trailing /) gives the same result:
> <Directory ~ "/var/www/test/projects$">
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
>
> 2.
> Adding an Allow from all for a specific subdirectory works as expected
> (requesting the directory shows an autoindex):
> <Directory "/var/www/test/projects/subdir1">
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
>
> 3.
> <Directory ~ "^/var/www/test/projects/.*$">
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
> results in 403 Forbidden for all requests. The DirectoryMatch is never
> matched.
>
> 4.
> <Directory ~ "^/var/www/test/projects/.*">
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
> results in autoindexes for all requests. The DirectoryMatch is always
> matched, as expected.
>
> 5.
> The regular expressions
> "^/var/www/test/projects/.*$"
> "^/var/www/test/projects/.*"
> are logically the same. However Apache clearly treats them differently
> (see 3 and 4 above). This seems like a bug to me.
>
> 6. Replacing the Directory directives with corresponding Location
> directives gives the same result.
>
>
> Notes:
> 1. Tested with Apache 2.2.9 on Linux, Apache 2.2.14 on Mac OS X and
> Apache 2.2.15 on Mac OS X.
> 2. The note at
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1665210/apache-config-exclude-subdirectories
> indicates other people encounter this problem too. ("For some reason my
> apache on Fedora 8 seems to be ignoring the end of line anchor in the
> regular expression").
>
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