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Why is order allow deny from all in my .htaccess file?

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jeannies
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2012-04-18 12:38 pm EST

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I am finding this in some htaccess files that are on the server. Is this a standard setup in your htaccess files? I was not using the and on the previous host's server. Do I need it on yours? I only use the Order Deny/Allow directive when banning IP addresses.


Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all

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BradM
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2012-04-18 12:45 pm EST
Hi jeannies,

When you are blocking IP addresses from your website, it is common to see:

Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all


I actually had the opportunity not too long ago to learn more about "order allow,deny" vs. "order deny,allow", and the information I found may help answer your question.

You can find more information about the allow / deny commands in your .htaccess file here:
My .htaccess file is not blocking IP addresses correctly

I hope that helps! Feel free to post any comments at the bottom of this page if I can help any further.

Thanks!
- Brad

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