Restricting access to the "directory view" aka ind

So on my website if you go to it will spit out the directory structure rather than displaying a forbidden or gracefully forwarding to a different page.

Is this due to the file permissions on the directory? If so what chmod/permission settings should be used?


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It's a feature of the web server, how to disable it depends on which web server you're using. Google "[your webserver] disable directory index".

If you're lazy and don't feel like mucking about with the Web server and only want to restrict a couple directories (like I do), you can always touch index.html and just serve up some white.

Probably better to turn it off in the Web server, though.


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