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From Igor Cicimov <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] AllowOverride
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:58:49 GMT
This should absolutely work. From the documentation:

For security and performance reasons, do not set AllowOverride to anything
other than None in your <Directory /> block. Instead, find (or create) the
<Directory> block that refers to the directory where you're actually
planning to place a .htaccess file.

What is exactly not working and how are you testing?

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM, congo thomas <> wrote:

> Hello world,
> I am being bullied by the security considerations of a standard apache
> installation on centos-5.6 and rhel-6 aswell - these apache are recent
> flavors from the respective repos of these platforms.
> The problem is this snippet from httpd.conf
> ##
> <Directory />
>  Options FollowSymLinks
>  AllowOverride None
> </Directory>
> ##
>  are causing any htaccessfile not to be respected, then one might think, i
> will adjust that in my vhost for this particular directory where i have a
> .htaccess file. However that just will not work, nor with AllowOverride
> FileInfo or AllowOverride All, like so:
> <Directory /var/www/website/>
>  AllowOverride FileInfo
> </Directory>
> So i thought to put it inside httpd.conf with the exact catalogue name
> that is used in the vhostsfile - not event that allows respecting of the
> presence of .htaccess file in the catalogue.
> The goal is to disallow the reading of htaccessfiles (AllowOverride None)
> in all directories served, besides the one at /var/www/website, its okay
> if they are not read from /var/www/websites/congo/.
> Not that i have a few vhost containers, so the generic solution would be
> appreciated to implement.
> Ive spend hours locating the problem, and hours trying various
> combinations and browsing suggestions through - no solution yet...
> br
> congo
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