Protecting private files in Drupal 8

Submitted by Darren Oh on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:32

If you add a private files directory after installing Drupal 8.0.3, you will get a warning on the status page saying it is not fully protected and to see for information about how to protect it with an .htaccess file. The message shows up even if the directory is not Web-accessible. Ignore it. The .htaccess file will be created automatically after caches are rebuilt.


What Happened to Usenet?

Submitted by Darren Oh on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 17:23

Usenet used to be the Internet. The World Wide Web was announced on Usenet. But most ISPs no longer offer Usenet. Usenet has been replaced by Web forums (I include Facebook and Twitter in the definition of Web forums). Why?

Usenet lacks two things that Web forums have:

  • Authentication
  • Permanent archiving

The need for these two features is the reason Web forums have replaced Usenet.