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Block User Agent From Root and Sub-directories
bumpaw

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4077184 posted 8:19 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

RewriteEngine on
#
RewriteCond %{HTTP_user_agent} libwww-perl [NC]
RewriteRule ^ - [F]

I am trying to use this from an old post by jdMorgan [webmasterworld.com...]

The result on my site is that it blocks access only to files in my root directory /public_html. Sub-directories are unaffected.

I have changed the user agent on my site to WebDataCentre and am testing with FireFox and the User Agent Switcher.

I am wondering if the problem lies in the way Apache is configured in my setup.

 

jdMorgan

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4077184 posted 11:44 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)

Try adding "RewriteOptions inherit" to any subdirectories which have their own .htaccess files.

If that's not applicable or doesn't help, then disable MultiViews and, on APache 2.0 or higher, disable AcceptPathInfo if you don't use these features.

Jim

bumpaw

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4077184 posted 1:23 am on Feb 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

RewriteOptions inherit
This seems to be the ticket. Thanks so much.
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