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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: ".htpasswd not checked in current directory" on SunOS 4.x
Date Tue, 18 Jun 1996 16:53:37 GMT

We'll look into the problem.


>Operating system: SunOS 4.x, version: 
>Version of Apache Used: 1.1b4
>Extra Modules used: 
>URL exhibiting problem: 
> The .htaccess file now requires a FULL PATH NAME
> to the .htpasswd file.  Previously "AuthUserFile
> .htpasswd" would look in the current directory. 
> But with 1.1b4, it does not.  It either looks 
>in "/" or the server root.  This is a reduction
> of functionality with the existing software
> moving forward, and will break a number of
>.htaccess files when this version of the server
>is installed.
>Is there plan to also provide looking in the
>same directory as .htaccess file?  
>In addition, it would be nice if the path to the 
>file could be a relative path so that the password
>file could be in a subdirectory of the current
>directory without having to know the full path to
>the directory on the servers filesystem.
>Our server configuration is such that when I user 
>ftp's to the machine, he does not know his 
>full path. Previously since .htpasswd was checked
>in the same directory, he could use .htaccess
>and .htpasswd files.

Rob Hartill (
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