According to Apache documentation, setting the
AllowOverrideList options to
None, will completely ignore
.htaccess files. Not even attempt to read them from the filesystem.
I have both of those options set to
none but Apache still reads the
.htaccess files. I know this because if I put a
.htaccess file in with some valid directives it throws a 500 error. Commenting out the directives (essentially an empty
.htaccess file) the 500 error is not thrown. So obviously Apache is still reading the
Apache2 error log (sanitized for public consumption):
[Thu Jul 30 23:36:35.393831 2020] [core:alert] [pid 60903] [client d.d.d.d:10554] /var/www/example/.htaccess: Require not allowed here, referer:
The question is why? What am I missing? How to make it behave according to the documentation? i.e. not even attempt to read the
When this directive is set to None and AllowOverrideList is set to None, .htaccess files are completely ignored. In this case, the server will not even attempt to read .htaccess files in the filesystem.