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Re: It this possible: disabling directory listings?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-17 20:18:16 CET

On 1/17/07, Pekka Niiranen <pekka.niiranen@wlanmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using Apache and SSL with subversion database.
> Users are asked to provide username + password both
> when accessing repository thru DOS command line (svn update)
> and when pointing their browsers to
> https://<server name>/<subversion directory>.
> But how can I disable directory listings thru WWW -page?
> I would like the users to be able to access files ONLY
> thru commands from DOS prompt.

Write a rule in Apache denying access to User-Agents which match a
pattern that catches "most" web browsers? Or, only allowing access to
the User-Agent reported by Subversion clients?

My command-line client reports a User-Agent of: SVN/1.4.0 (r21228) neon/0.26.1

TortoiseSVN reports SVN/1.4.2 (r22196) neon/0.26.2

Can't speak for other clients, but I think if you only allow
User-Agents starting with SVN/ you'll lock out web browsers. Until
someone figures out they can change their UA in their browser, anyway.

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Received on Wed Jan 17 20:18:46 2007

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