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    .htaccess files don't work; how to block IP access in Apache

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Description:
    How can we block IP access in the Aleph Apache? (Our .htaccess files don't work.)

    Resolution:
    The Apache that is bundled with Aleph is configured to specifically not process .htaccess files: the "AllowOverride" directive is set to "none". That's why the .htaccess file wasn't being used.

    This is what is currently in the Aleph httpd.conf file:

    <Directory "...">
    Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    To enter the block directly in httpd.conf (for ip addresses beginning with 124.115), you need to do this:

    <Directory "...">
    Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Deny from 124.115
    </Directory>


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013