Limit access to files in cgi-bin

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Sat Dec 1 15:28:19 UTC 2012

On 1 December 2012 14:26, dredfunk at <dredfunk at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a configuration file located at (example)
> that can be accessed by anyone if they
> know the address/file location. Is there a way to limit access to this
> location from outside the server? I mean so no one can access it if they go
> to that url?
> I tried with rewrite but my main server must communicate with this file
> located in cgi-bin and when rewrite is enabled the main server can't
> communicate with that file either. Please advise.

You could look at or, if that doesn't
quite fit the bill,

Jonathan Matthews // Oxford, London, UK

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