[lug] httpd.conf and RH6.2
jdc at nterprise.net
Fri Jun 2 09:29:04 MDT 2000
On Friday June 2, 2000, Anders Knudsen <aknudsen.96 at slate.Mines.EDU>
had this to say about "[lug] httpd.conf and RH6.2":
> 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"...;-)
Precisely. It also allows anyone with files in appropriate directories
to override values for AuthConfig (i.e. .htaccess), file type configs
(i.e. mapping extensions to certain handlers), etc.
> If I change the start of it to:
> <Files />
> it works, and Apache allows the display of web pages, etc.
Hrrm...did you REPLACE <Files ~> with <Files /> and make no other changes?
Or did you do something like this:
AllowOverride AuthConfig FileInfo Indexes Limit Options
Allow from All
In which case, this would be a very bad thing, since it would allow
unrestricted access to (potentially) your entire machine (depending
upon other settings like DocumentRoot).
Mosy likely, you want something like this:
Deny from All
<Files /home/*/public_html> (set this to the appropriate directory)
Allow Override AuthConfig Indexes Limit
Allow from All
> 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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