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i have a strange requirement. I want to access a page on my site through a link say www.abc.com/downloads/file.txt but i also want that if anybody enters only www.abc.com/downloads it should not be accessible or it should display access denied. How can i do that???????

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"accessibility" often refers to features intended for people with physical limitations such as vision impairment. –  Dennis Williamson May 21 '10 at 15:40

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Disable directory browsing on your webserver.

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Why make it inaccesible? That would be a problem if you ever have a bad link.

You can better create a index.htm file in /downloads that redirects to some custom error page, or to another page (like /downloads/file.txt).

It would work the same with only one question mark, also.

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