Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198193
Should have IfModule around use of mod_access.c or have it compiled in
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
The Allow operations in the default httpd.conf do not have <IfModule
mod_access.c> or have mod_access.c statically linked into the server.
The current compilation of httpd seems to assume that mod_access is optional,
while the default httpd.conf seems to assume that it's mandatory, I believe
that for consistency one of these needs to change.
It's probably best to have it compiled in, almost no-one would want to not
have it, and needless use of modules wastes some memory and load time.
There is no mod_access in 2.2; see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/upgrading.html
All modules built as DSOs are by definition optional; you can write valid
configurations which don't use them; building them into all httpd binaries
shipped would waste space (installed disk space and package space).