[OpenAFS] dynroot question

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Wed, 5 Aug 2009 19:08:30 +0100

On 5 Aug 2009, at 19:03, Russ Allbery wrote:

> 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.

I haven't looked at the code, so we may be already doing this, but it  
seems to me that we could just bounce requests for /afs/.htaccess  
immediately. In fact, there's probably a range of things that it makes  
no sense to do DNS lookups for.