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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: ".htpasswd not checked in current directory" on SunOS 4.x
Date Sat, 29 Jun 1996 00:20:16 GMT

Working through the bugs reported...

Did we ever verify this?  Is this really the case?  if so, this is
baaad...

	Brian

On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> We'll look into the problem.
> 
> thanks.
> 
> >Submitter: cwk@onramp.net
> >Operating system: SunOS 4.x, version: 
> >Version of Apache Used: 1.1b4
> >Extra Modules used: 
> >URL exhibiting problem: 
> >
> >Symptoms:
> >--
> > 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.
> > 
> >--
> >
> >Backtrace:
> >--
> >
> >--
> 
> -- 
> Rob Hartill (robh@imdb.com)
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