[lug] httpd.conf concern

Anders Knudsen anders at theknudsens.net
Thu Jun 1 23:39:06 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"...;-)
I changed the start of it to:
<Files />
and it worked.
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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