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From "Richard J. Sexton" <rich...@vrx.net>
Subject Re: general/1051: Typo in .htaccess "Require" causes 500 Server Error
Date Sun, 24 Aug 1997 18:16:57 GMT
At 11:06 AM 8/24/97 -0700, Marc Slemko wrote:
>Synopsis: Typo in .htaccess "Require" causes 500 Server Error
>
>State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
>State-Changed-By: marc
>State-Changed-When: Sun Aug 24 11:06:28 PDT 1997
>State-Changed-Why:
>Please provide a version when you submit bug reports.
>The "latest Apache" means nothing.

Ok. 

>A 500 server error is not a "crash", it is telling the
>client that the server is incorrectly configured so it
>can't serve requests.  That is the way it is supposed to
>work.  If you have something unparsable in the .htaccess
>file, it is better to deny access then to permit access
>because you could be permitting unwanted access.  The
>error is logged in the error log; it is documented quite
>clearly that you should look in the error log for errors.

Oh. It's a feature not a bug. Live and learn.

Thanks for the prmopt response. I daresay if I'd bought
a Netscaspe server I wouldnt get such a quick or
informative resposne. You guys are amazing and should
be very proud of yourselves. Thanks again.


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