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I have the following location block in nginx:

location /stats {
  allow 127.0.0.1;
  deny all;
}

If I try and view /stats from my home MacBook I get 403 Forbidden as expected. However, if I view /stats/index.php I am able to view it. I was under the impression the location /stats would apply recursively (i.e. to all children).

How do I make this location block behave as expected?

Thanks.

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You need to specify location 'beginning with':

location ^~ /stats {
  allow 127.0.0.1;
  deny all;
}
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You were faster :) – Christopher Perrin Jul 16 '12 at 22:24

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