confused with hiding a directory

Igor Sysoev igor at
Tue Aug 3 22:59:54 MSD 2010

On Tue, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:54:53PM -0400, raubvogel wrote:

> Let's say I have a directory named conf in the root of my website I want
> to hide. From what I understood, if I have
> [code]
>   location /conf { 
>     deny all;
>   }[/code]
> It will not allow anybody to see what is inside /conf. But, what if I do
> not want people even to know that /conf is there to begin with, while
> other files and directories are visible?

    location /conf {

nginx will return 404 as location does not exist.

Игорь Сысоев

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