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.htaccess simple question ?


.htaccess simple question ?
« on: December 30, 2002, 05:51:51 AM »
I am trying to implement the .htaccess on my E-Sever (5.5 with updates) and I have a question ?  Has anyone tried the following on a 5.5 server ? If so, was it successful ?

http://sme.nightspirit.nl/howto/?id=1  (His site states it is for verson 5.1.2)

However, I have looked at the files from his site that I have downloaded, and it states for version 3 or 4 of e-smith server.  (Look at file name "90e-smithAccess40ibays")

My main reason for doing this is I want to stop directory browsing.  Is there an easier way of doing this without the .htaccess ?



Abe Loveless

Re: .htaccess simple question ?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2002, 12:10:56 AM »
Isn't that an option in the /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file?

If so, just locate where it is set through the the template system (/etc/e-smith/templates/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/*) Then copy the appropriate fragment to /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/FILENAME, make your changes in the copy then expand the template and restart apache.

Expand template:
/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Restart Apache:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/apache restart

that make sense?


Re: .htaccess simple question ?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2002, 12:40:28 AM »
That's what I thought also, however when I did that, nothing changed.  Now I may have not included everything as I am new to the template business, however this is what I did.

Created a file in the custom template area in the correct spot.

mkdir -p /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
pico /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/88AllowOverride

#Added this to the new file called "88AllowOverride"#

Options None
AllowOverride All

Then expanded the template:

/sbin/e-smith/expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

Then restarted the httpd server:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

However, I could never get it to work.  Everytime I went to the web server, I could still perform directory browsing.  I looked in the httpd.conf file and found where it added the text I created. But still it did not work.  The options "None" is what is suppose to stop the directory browsing.  I then added the AllowOverride "All" to try and have the .htaccess file do it for me.  But still no luck.

Also, I am wanting to know how do I remove the custom templete from the server.  Just remove the template and then what ?  



Abe Loveless

Re: .htaccess simple question ?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2002, 12:52:56 AM »
To remove the custom template, just remove the file and directory if it's empty, then re-expand the template and restart apache.  Just like you did above.

I'll look a little closer and see what if I can turn it off.

Let me know if you figure it out, before I do.


Kirk Ferguson

Re: .htaccess simple question ?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2003, 09:57:24 PM »
I discovered a simple fix when I had the same problem.  You can just put a blank index.html file in the directory.   It will be displayed instead of the directory listing.


Re: .htaccess simple question ?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2003, 04:38:57 PM »
Any update to this? I am running 5.6 and would also like to disable directory browsing.