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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange behaviour of user's pages
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 18:23:37 GMT

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Roberto Barbieri wrote:
> The strange thing happens when the user create a .htaccess file
> inside a subdirectory, like:
> /home/user/public_html/subdir/.htaccess
> After creating this file, if i try to browse http://hostname/~user/
> the directory "subdir" disappear while the others files and directories
> are shown. Obviously if i remove the .htaccess files all works fine again
> and the "subdir" shows itself again.

In recent versions of Apache, mod_autoindex does not show
files/directories that the user would not be allowed to access.  This is
to prevent possible unintentional disclosure of information.


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