default-server.conf - allow from - doesn't work with no reverse dns names
i have Apache/2.2.10 (Linux/SUSE) PHP/5.2.6 with Suhosin-Patch configured
Linux 126.96.36.199-3.2-default #1 SMP 2009-02-25 15:40:44 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
in default-server.conf, with "allow from" you can allow certain networks/computer to access your web site.
i have seen that if you use dns names instead of ip-address sometimes the "allow from"
i mean if the dns name of the computer you want to grant access to, doesn't have a reverse lookup in the DNS:
(you got this reply from the dns)
server can't find X.X.X.X.in-addr.arpa.: NXDOMAIN
apache doesn't allow the computer to connect to the web site (to itself)
so i must replace the dns name with the ip address
allow from number.number.number.number
my HostnameLookups is set to Off
Unfortunately i can't ask to fix the dns.
do you have any clue/suggestion ?
bye and thanks