deny directory abc denies directory abcd etc

Cliff Wells cliff at
Tue Aug 7 19:08:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-08-07 at 13:30 -0400, edtaa wrote:
> Hi
> I'm new to this forum so I hope this hasn't come up before I didn't find
> anything by searching.
> I'm using the following to block access to multiple directories:
> location ~ /(abc|def|ghi) { deny  all; access_log off; log_not_found
> off; return 404;}

Regex locations take precedence over literal locations.  Change your
regex to this:

location ~ /(abc|def|ghi)/?$


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