Restricting CGI access in access.conf

Restricting CGI access in access.conf

Post by Doran L. Bart » Tue, 13 Apr 1999 04:00:00

>Hi All,
>I am trying to modify the access.conf server configuration file to
>restrict CGI access from remote hosts to CGI files in a particular
>directory yet allow CGI access in the same directory for visitors to my
>web site (i.e., people who come using their browsers).
>This way you actually must be visiting my site to access the CGI script.  I
>want to do the same but from the web server level, before PERL is called.

I believe you can find the solution with the rewrite module. All those nice
environment variables are available in the rewrite configuration:

  Rewri*gine on
  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} /cgi-bin/my.cgi
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ! ^ [NC]
  RewriteRule (.*)

Put this in httpd.conf and away you go. :-)



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Hi there!

Here is a small problem i encoutner:
i have a Apache Server, with directory /admin that is restricted to user
Recently, i have installed in this dir a subdir containing a program
that also interested the user root ( unix machine admininstrator).
(btw. this app is Big brother, you are strongly invited to try it )
In this way  i created him a http identity "root", with a pass.
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# only webmaster access
<Directory /home/httpd/htdocs/admin>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes
        AuthName Webmaster
    AllowOverride None
        <Limit GET>
                require user web

# webmaster AND root access
<Directory /home/httpd/htdocs/admin/bb>
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes
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    AllowOverride None
        <Limit GET>
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But when i (web) try to connect to bb,;apcahe ask for my pass *twice* .
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I tried a few other configs, but none worked.

Any Apache Guru that knows how to fix that ?


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