jlnaman - 2:04 am on Jan 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Apologies to all. I am getting educated fast. I thought deny from was like a firewall directive and executed immediately. [httpd.apache.org...] shows directives being merged and overridden. My being cute doesn't accomplish anything.
BTW, I used the PUT just to try and make it different (which won't make any difference) from the other section/container. I'm back to straightforward dealing with ip address. Wilderness showed me a sane way to merge ranges even tighter. => Many thanks to all of you who pointed me in a better direction!