[Volunteers] [svlug] nifties listing?

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Oct 12 13:57:27 PDT 2005

On 10/12/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Sameer Verma (sverma at sfsu.edu):
> > I get a 403 forbidden on http://www.svlug.org/prev/2005oct/
> Indeed. [...]
As I mentioned last night, Ian's three files are _hosted inside_
> http://www.svlug.org/prev/2005oct/ , and are _hyperlinked from_ "SVLUG
> News" on the front page of our Web site. Did you have any problem when
> you used those hyperlinks? I did verify that they all worked for me.
> We _can_ manually craft for members' convenience an index.html page that
> would exist solely to house hyperlinks to...
> http://www.svlug.org/prev/2005oct/svlug-nifty-video-200510.odp
> http://www.svlug.org/prev/2005oct/svlug-nifty-video-200510.sxi
> http://www.svlug.org/prev/2005oct/svlug-nifty-video-200510.pdf
> ...if there's some actual need for that. Is there?
> Please note that I lack write permission to enable the "Options Indexes"
> option for that subtree (so that Apache would auto-index the directory),
> if that's what you're asking for.

I've never understood why people think it's a security hole to not allow the
built-in Apache directory listing. I'm tempted to enable it, at least for
this directory, or to AllowOverride it so that Rick can put it in a
.htaccess file. Anyone have a strong opinion about it?


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