How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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Alison V
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How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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I tried searching for this but came up short. I would like to block a path with a wild card in htaccess. So the path like /somename/* I would like to 403 that path as a wild card so /somename and everything after /somename/* gets blocked.
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Re: How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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The Apache manual is up and alive: it should be as easy as:

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<Directory "/usr/local/httpd/htdocs/somename/">
  Require all denied
</Directory>
But consider editing httpd.conf directly instead of having multiple .htaccess files for performance reasons.
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Re: How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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AmigoJack wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:06 am
But consider editing httpd.conf directly instead of having multiple .htaccess files for performance reasons.
While you have a point, my impression is
  • not something users with little experience should do (I do it on localhost (with researching) but wouldn't risk it online)
  • many hosts don't allow editing httpd.conf
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Re: How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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It would be safe to say that most hosts do not even allow access to that level on the server.


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Re: How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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Yeah, this is a shared server, I don't have direct access to Apache. Also, I'm a noob at this stuff and while I could have poured through the manual, it's very hard for me to understand. Also, I need to block a wild card URL, not one URL. So any thing before and after */something/*.
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Re: How to block a URL/path wild card in htaccess?

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What's the bigger picture of what you're trying to do?
If you're trying to protect a particular folder on the server, your host is the best place to ask.
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