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From Andrew Gillespie <apa...@FutureQuest.net>
Subject general/3277: <LocationMatch> not being overridden by <VirtualHost>
Date Fri, 23 Oct 1998 03:41:02 GMT

>Number:         3277
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       <LocationMatch> not being overridden by <VirtualHost>
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 22 20:50:00 PDT 1998
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     apache@FutureQuest.net
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.3.3 w/mod_perl 1.16
>Environment:
Linux 2.0.34 -- gcc 2.7.2.3
>Description:
To start -- Apache and mod_perl are all compiled statically including Apache modules.

I read the "sections.html" thoroughly and came to the conclusion that 
<LocationMatch> was overridden by <VirtualHost>.

Scenario:
--------
srm.conf
--------
Alias /protect  /usr/local/protect
ScriptAlias /cgi-protect/  /usr/protect/cgi-protect-me
<LocationMatch "/(protect.*|cgi-protect.*)">
order deny,allow
deny from all
</LocationMatch>

----------
httpd.conf
----------
<VirtualHost xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xx>
blah blah blah
<LocationMatch "/(protect.*|cgi-protect.*)">
AuthDBMUserFile /home/www/customer/.www_pwd
AuthName "Protect_Me"
AuthType Basic
require user user_name
</LocationMatch>

Now whenever I goto http://www.customer.com/protect I get a forbidden response, yet
the explanation of the sections says that the VirtualHost should override the
server config.

Am I misinterpreting something?
>How-To-Repeat:
no url to use.

I hope the above scenario is enough to understand the problem.
>Fix:
To fix my situation -- I remove the <LocationMatch> from the srm.conf file.
I have /protect in the server Alias directive. This leads to an unpleasent 
side-effect of any customer being able to type
http://www.customer21.com/protect 
http://www.customer34.com/protect 
etc....
and not getting asked for authentication, 
unless I go through every VirtualHost and add the <LocationMatch> directive.

I set this as serious, as it should work as per documented.

Thank you for such a wonderful HTTPD server, and to NCSA for getting the ball rolling.
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