I was playing with the apache configuration files after a system restore when I noticed something I have never really though about too much. Here are the first lines of the default
DocumentRoot /var/www <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory>
Since the root of a web server is usually
/var/www, why is there the need to add a
<Directory /> in here?