Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450851
'UserDir disable' in httpd.conf cannot be undone.
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:02:23 EDT
To use the userdir module, I am forced to edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
directly, rather than overriding its settings in another file in /etc/httpd/conf.d.
Once 'UserDir disable' has been set, there seems to be no way to re-enable it
for _all_ users, which is the compiled-in default setting.
Yes, this is kind of awkward. UserDir needs to be disabled by default since if
it's on-by-default it allows remote users to determine presence of a given
username on the system, which is considered to be a security issue.
The right thing is to have UserDir off by hard-coded default and I thought I'd
actually changed that upstream already but it seems not.
Off by default doesn't help -- that just makes it _impossible_ for me to get the
behaviour I desire, rather than forcing me to hack httpd.conf :)
What we want is for 'UserDir enable *' to work.
Oh, hah, good point. I read the docs rather than the code; the docs imply
"UserDir enable" will DTRT which in fact that code doesn't support that. OK yes
I'll get this fixed.
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