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Quickly Sharing a Directory with Apache2

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A web server should be as secure as it can be.

However, you may sometimes need to quickly share the contents of a directory for web access, so you make a folder under your httpd's document root, add a simple .htaccess... and you may see the access is forbidden!

On a system aimed to security, Apache2 might have been configured to completely ignore .htaccess files.

Basically, you want to allow browsing of the contents of http://myserver/friends/ even if there is no index.html linking to files within it.

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