Apache web serving with Jaguar, part three

Thursday, 24 April 2003, 12:31 AM EST

It's five in the morning. You've gone through three six packs of soda, two tins of Penguin Reds, and an untold number of delicious snacks and treats. You've got a CGI poll script ready to quiz the employees on the menu for the next company picnic, an SSI image gallery that happily sends the marketing department into a drool-dripping feature panic, and a PHP app with which your developers can track and monitor their sloppy code.

Now what?

After all you've done, something rather minor. We've just got to throw a little access control on our spunky new intranet. We wouldn't want the outside world seeing the insanely great job we've done (we'd rather wait and show them the really cool stuff we're gonna do on our personal time, right? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

While Apache can certainly handle authenticated access control, we're only going to touch on the location-based side of it for this article (stay tuned for password authentication).

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