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From Lee <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] PCRE Syntax or bug? (was "Require group" help required)
Date Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:55:49 GMT

> On 21 Feb 2011, at 09:12, Lee Goddard wrote:
>> Dear Apache Users,
>> I have been looking at a problem for so many hours now that I think it has made me
>> The below configuration is intended to restrict access to /admin-cgi/ to members
of the group "admin", which is defined in a plain text file, whilst users and passwords are
in a DBM file.
>> [...]
>>     AuthGroupFile /Users/leegoddard/src/www/northfoto2/auth/northfoto_groups.db

The problem seems to be solved, but the solution does not seem valid.

There appears to have been a conflict between these two groups of 

ScriptAlias /adminjr-cgi/ 
<Directory "/Users/leegoddard/src/www/northfoto2/adminjr-cgi/">
...    Require group admin ...

Conflicted with:

<LocationMatch "/admin/*">

At least, when I changed the latter to the below, all behaved as expected:

<LocationMatch "/admin/index.shtml">
...    Require group adminjr ...

Have I misunderstood the PCRE engine, or is this a bug...?


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