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From Stuart Gall <>
Subject [users@httpd] Strange problem with Options +Indexes
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2005 10:56:03 GMT
As I understand it <Location something>
and <Directory something>
are equivalent except Location refers from the Document root

So I have apache 2.0.50 installed on Mandrake
In one of my virtual hosts I have

         <Location />
                 Allow from all

         <Location /ppm/storyboard>
                 Options +Indexes
                 Allow from all				**

When I go to this location with a web browser I see the directory index 
but with no files UNLESS
I also include

         <Directory /document root>
                 Allow from all

I do not see any files listed.

Why do I need the double Allow from all ??
Or more interestingly if access to the location is denied why dont I 
get a forbidden message instead of an empty listing ?

** Probably not necessary but I added this before I tried the Directory 
Allow from all directive


Stuart Gall
Systems Administrator
No user serviceable parts inside?  Ill be the judge of that!

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