Make it possible for a directory listing, we'd make use of this in Apache:
How you can list your directory content, including the default file that Apache serves whenever a directory is asked for i.e.
Ideally, we are able to set this up per virtual host. My vhost file looks something similar to:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot /some/path/ ... <Directory /> Options Indexes </Directory> </VirtualHost>
You can set the
DirectoryIndex directive to some value, that may never occur like a filename in your filesystem:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot /some/path/ ... <Directory /> Options Indexes DirectoryIndex ! </Directory> </VirtualHost>
But when somebody adds personal files named
! it will likely be offered by apache rather than showing your directory index. Therefore it is pretty much a strange workaround rather than an effective solution.