[OpenAFS] dynroot question

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 11:03:01 -0700

Harald Barth <haba@kth.se> writes:

> Just a note:
> Serving /afs/* from apache (if you have more than your own stuff in
> /afs) is generally a bad idea as someone might create a mountpoint
> loop in their AFS cell which then will keep the
> google/yahoo/whateverbots for some (long) time busy indexing that
> endless path through your web server.

Apache recursively ascends the file hierarchy looking for .htaccess files
even if that directory itself is not being served, so it will attempt to
read /afs/.htaccess if you are serving any directory anywhere under /afs.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>