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Re: [SLUG] Apache: why doesn't "allow from localhost work" ?



> Hi all,
> 
> Just setting up Apache conf file and I have the following:
> 
> <DirectoryMatch ^/home/.*/public_html>
> Options Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
> AllowOverride None
> # MRL added next 3 lines
> order deny,allow
> deny from all
> allow from 130.10.11.12     # allow from my own IP addr 
> # allow from localhost      # why does this not work?
> </DirectoryMatch>
> 
> I seem to have to put my static IP addr in there for it to work.
> Putting localhost does not work in any of the directives.
> It would be preferable in case my IP addr changes sometime.
> Why? What am I doing wrong.

Does it do DNS lookups?  Perhaps 127.0.0.1 would be better than localhost.


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