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From Tim Oaks <tim.o...@otago.ac.nz>
Subject general/6940: Regular expressions in .htaccess files do not work as expected.
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2000 01:47:51 GMT

>Number:         6940
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       Regular expressions in .htaccess files do not work as expected.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Dec 06 17:50:01 PST 2000
>Originator:     tim.oaks@otago.ac.nz
>Release:        1.3.12 and 1.3.14
OS: Tru64 UNIX 4.0F, gcc version 2.95.2 OSF1 celeborn.otago.ac.nz V4.0 1229 alpha
I have checked the news groups, I came across the exact problem with no reply on deja news
dated 27/07/2000

Basically I'm trying to restrict access to files in a directory and sub-directories below
using a .htaccess file
with the <FilesMatch> directive and regular expressions.

It seems that if there are more than 3 alternatives in a regular expression separated by |
then either access control fails completely - these is no block
or there is a total block.

Here's the content of my .htaccess file.

<FilesMatch "(geog.html|pequod|\.gif)">
  AuthName "geography"
  AuthType Basic
  AuthUserFile /WWW/configs/intranet/conf/wwwusers
  AuthGroupFile /WWW/configs/intranet/conf/wwwgroups
  require group geog

  order allow,deny
  allow from 139.80.64 139.80.76 139.80.28
  deny from
  satisfy any

The above construct works. If I come in from an allowed IP 139.80.28.*, then I can see pages
geog.html, gifs/*.gif and html/pequod*

If I add an extra alternative such as the following
# does not work <FilesMatch "(geog|hyper|pequod).*|\.gif">
It does not work.
The following do or do not work as marked.
# works <FilesMatch "geog.html|hyper.*|\.gif">
# works <FilesMatch "(geog|hyper).*|\.gif">
# works <FilesMatch "geog.html|pequod.*|\.gif">
# does not work <FilesMatch "geog.html|pequod.*|hyperperth.*|\.gif">
# does not work <FilesMatch "geog.html|hyperperth.*|\.gif">
# works <FilesMatch "geog.html|\.gif">
# works <FilesMatch "geog.html|hyper.*|\.gif">

The error message reported at my netscape browser is

Forbidden - you dont have access to access geog.html on this server, and a similar message
in the error log
[Thu Dec  7 14:40:56 2000] [error] [client] client denied by server
 configuration: /WWW/intranet/bb/geog.html

Thanks for your help.

Regards Tim Oaks
If you need it, I can put one of your IP's into the range of allowed IP's so you can see the
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