mod_evasive install, then strange entry found in httpd.conf


Well-Known Member
Mar 13, 2004
Anyone seen this one before? I just installed mod_evasive on a server running Apache 2.2 then found this stuff down around line #88 or so of the httpd.conf


<IfModule mod_evasive20.c>
LoadModule auth_passthrough_module modules/

Include "/usr/local/apache/conf/php.conf"

DOSHashTableSize 3097

DOSPageCount 5

DOSSiteCount 100

DOSPageInterval 2

DOSSiteInterval 2

DOSBlockingPeriod 600


<Directory "/">
Options All
AllowOverride All
LoadModule evasive20_module modules/



-- Why would LoadModule auth_passthrough_module modules/ be found within the mod_evasive IfModule?

-- Also, why would Include "/usr/local/apache/conf/php.conf" be there?

-- And why would the mod_evasive IfModule be in the httpd.conf file BEFORE the LoadModule evasive20_module modules/ entry?

I don't quite get it.