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How to allow from SERVER_ADDR using Apache

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I did not find a solution for this:

I want to restrict access to certain files to requests coming from the same public ip address the server is running on, like so:

order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from xx.xx.xx.xx

To make it more maintainable I would like to use the %{SERVER_ADDR} environment variable, but this does not work:

order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from %{SERVER_ADDR}

I tried syntax variations, also combined with SetEnfIf but still no success. How can I allow access only if REMOTE_ADDR == SERVER_ADDR ?

posted Jul 16, 2013 by anonymous

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This could work, as could  in 2.4, but not "allow from %{SERVER_ADDR}. What did you try w/ setenvif?

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