Hidden files are downloadable from my server even when permissions restricted

joelauerbach

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In a parent directory with 7-5-0 permissions, I have a hidden (.) file. When I enter the URL of that file, it automatically downloads. This seems to happen even when the permissions of the file are 6-5-0 or 6-4-0, which I would think would restrict any access to "World". How do I prevent this file from being downloadable?