Bug 62485

Summary: rewriterule is not activated when followsymlinks is off
Product: Apache httpd-2 Reporter: Brad Lanam <brad.lanam.comp>
Component: mod_rewriteAssignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List <bugs>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal CC: brad.lanam.comp
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.4.18   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Brad Lanam 2018-06-23 00:39:05 UTC
mod_rewrite creates this error:

[Fri Jun 22 17:28:21.938763 2018] [rewrite:error] [pid 10045] [client
13:42662] AH00670: Options FollowSymLinks and SymLinksIfOwnerMatch are both off,
 so the RewriteRule directive is also forbidden due to its similar ability to ci
rcumvent directory restrictions : /var/www/ballroomdj.org/forum/

I do NOT want to turn on followsymlinks, and I do want to 
use rewriterule.

I see that 43036 is a duplicate.  

But .htaccess files are disallowed.

Does apache have a method to determine whether the directive comes from
within a .htaccess file as opposed to the main configuration?