[mod_python] multiple requests to authenhandler for a single url

reghigh reghigh at thefactz.org
Thu Oct 6 09:31:10 EDT 2005

Trevor Hennion wrote:
> reghigh wrote:
>> Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
> Hi,
> There are limitations in using <Location> directives.
>  From the Apache manual:
> <Location> sections operate completely outside the filesystem. This has 
> several consequences. Most importantly, <Location> directives should not 
> be used to control access to filesystem locations.
> When to use <Location>
> Use <Location> to apply directives to content that lives outside the 
> filesystem. For content that lives in the filesystem, use <Directory> 
> and <Files>. An exception is <Location />, which is an easy way to apply 
> a configuration to the entire server.
> Trevor Hennion
> http://www.infocentrality.co.uk

Thanks for this Trevor. I had read this part of the manual as well as 
stuff on Directory etc before my original post. I pointed out in there 
that I could get similar behaviour using a Directory handler. 
Furthermore even leaving that aside I am not quite sure how this changes 
anything. I was using <Location /> precisely because I *do* want to 
restrict access to entire server. Futhermore I am not really concerned 
at present that Location may not be the best way to implement security 
(as detailed in the apache manual) but rather that the  Location 
directive seems to result in multiple calls to authenhandler with 
different url paths (as detailed in previous posts).



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