Options -Indexes

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#1 Sun, 09/06/2009 - 20:09

Options -Indexes

I thought that 'Options -Indexes' was always a good idea, because it disables directory listing.

I was just installing vTiger, which says that if Apache has 'AllowOverride None', then you should put Options -Indexes in the httpd.conf

Is this reasonable? Shouldn't break anything?

Thanks, Ken

Sun, 09/06/2009 - 21:46

Hrm, I'm not sure I fully understand what you're asking above.

But I can offer that adding "Options -Indexes" can certainly be a good thing -- and any security scanning software will raise a flag if it discovers a directory listing.

Having "AllowOverride None" means that your users can't use .htaccess files -- which otherwise allow users to "override" Apache settings.

As far as what's reasonable -- that all depends on what features you're currently utilizing :-)

If your users are making use of .htaccess files, and you add in the "AllowOverride None", that'll break the htaccess files.

Does that by chance answer your question?


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