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A Far More Elegant Solution
Authored by: newbish on Jun 03, '03 11:56:11AM
Hi, Lou,

Just needed to give myself a minute to come up with something better than my last solution! First I told you to use IndexIgnore * so that Apache's indexing engine would not list any files in the index.

Starting with my previous example, replace IndexIgnore * with this line:

DirectoryIndex index.html /oops.txt

You must also create a text file name oops.txt that contains a message like, "no files here for you to see!" and store it in /Library/WebServer/Documents/. Now when anyone surfing to a directory on your machine that contains no index.html will get the message in opps.txt. This will be global for your machine, and I think this is a better solution than what I suggested earlier. Amazing what I can come up with when I RTF. :)

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