Serving more directories under ~user

Posted on 2002-07-07
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
Using Apache 1.3, I wish to serve directories other than html in a users' home dir.

For example: will serve what is in /usr/home/user/html
which currently works, but I also want to serve what is in /usr/home/user/reports
 .. and not have to put reports under html.

I have tried various methods such as putting "UserDir reports" in <IfModule mod_userdir.c> but that obviously cancels out "UserDir html".

Question by:cfinniga
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Yes, I can confirm that would be true.  Remember that the purpose of UserDir directive is to enable url to be mapped to some path in userhome directory (by deafult it would be in ~user/public_html/), having a multiple of this would actually cancel out the first declaration.

I would think that you might need mod_rewrite to actually rewrite the requested URL to the mapped to the new url;

Check out the URL rewriting Guide,

Another possibilities would be AliasMatch (mod_alias);

I'm not sure which would be the best (and simplest).  Perhaps I might need to workout some possible config that works.

Feel free to look at both options.

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