[lug] httpd.conf and RH6.2

Anders Knudsen aknudsen.96 at alum.mines.edu
Fri Jun 2 06:49:57 MDT 2000

Quick intro: I'm new to Linux as of almost 1 year ago, but am getting up to 
speed quite nicely. Have attended BLUG meetings since Jan now. Not a linux 
newbie, but not a guru either.

I just updated my redhat to 6.2, which also updated apache to 1.3.12 (so 
all config stuff is contained in httpd.conf.) After the update, the server 
would not display any files. I tracked it down to the entry:
<Files ~>
AllowOverride AuthConfig FileInfo Indexes Limit Options
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
I take this to mean "deny all files"...;-)

If I change the start of it to:
<Files />
it works, and Apache allows the display of web pages, etc.

Now I'm a bit dubious about this change since I don't fully understand the 
Is there anyone that can explain this and give me a bit o guidance??

-Anders Knudsen.

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