Server Side: Apache: stopping directory listings

started by Kestrel on Sep 2, 2004 — RSS Feed

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

Does anyone know the htaccess code to stop users listing folders and files in directories on the server?

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

You don't need to use htaccesss for that. If you can't access your server config files, just make sure that every directory has an index.html file.

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

No, there's a way to do it with a line of code. I've seen it once before, but can't remember it.

At the moment I've got index files in every folder - what a waste of bytes!

I know there's a way. Maybe a Google search will bring it up.

EDIT - found it! Try this:

Scott Thompson Scott Thompson
Posts: 9

What the hell... your talking to yourself? hmmm

Options -Indexes

in htaccess is correct

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Nikki  Francis Nikki Francis
Posts: 1

Hope you guys can help me. I'm a complete website design novice - My first site I created in iweb (please don't sneer)

I recently designed a site in Dreamweaver CS3, it runs fine on my mac. No broken links or browser issues and I set index.html as homepage.

I could get dreamweaver to connect to my server for FTP, so I used Cyberduck.
Uploaded fine but I get a page Index of/ then a list of my folders.
Thought it might be file permissions so changed them, no joy.
Any idea?


Mike Crone Mike Crone
Posts: 27

Check with your host.
Some very few hosts use "home.html" as the index.html page.

Make sure everything is spelled correctly. On an Apache server
Index.html is different than index.html..


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