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Hi Group

I was wondering if there is a way to restrict access to a particular directory using apache. I know there is however I was using the <Directory> option shipped in apache but it seems like when this is enable it affects all my sites.

for example if I wanted restrict access to a particular virtual host -

So for example I have a bunch of files in /var/www/mydir and I wanted to restrict access to only localhost.

How can I accomplish this without affecting any other operations of the webserver?

I am probably missing something in my config somewhere thats making the change global or something.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Thanks
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by:aboo_s
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You can create .htaccess per directory and it will affect only current directory and what is beneath it.
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Hi aboo_s

Thank for your feedback. I thought that .htaccess was for user access only. Suppose I wanted a particular ip range to only access that particular directory. How would I achieve that?

I thought we could use something link this :

<Directory /var/www/mydir/>
Order allow,deny
Allow from 10.0.0.
</Directory>

When I try this config, only getting the welcome page on all my websites.

Is there something I need to change in the order?

Thanks
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Order deny,allow
deny from all
Allow from 10.0.0.
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by:tuxracer
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Thank you so much!!!!

Works like a charm...

:)
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You are very welcome, glad I could have helped!
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