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Making Your CS Webpages Private

In the event that one wants to make a directory of webpages on the CS Dept. server private to the WPI community only, one can include the following text in a publicly readable file named .htaccess which is located in the directory that is to be kept private.

Make sure that you set the file protection using the UNIX command:

This will make all files in the private directory unreadable by anyone using a web browser outside of the wpi.edu domain. They will simply get the following message:

403 Forbidden
Your client does not have permission to get URL (your URL) from this server.

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webmaster@cs.wpi.edu / Wed Sep 6 14:53:29 EDT 2000