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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: mod_auth problems (fwd)
Date Sun, 13 Apr 1997 21:22:54 GMT
On Sat, 12 Apr 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:

> Something for the FAQ..

Acutally, I remmeber submitting a patch at least twice to
fix this in the apche code, but it never made it top a vote.

Let me re-submit it; I think it is worthwile to allow for it
with clear #DEFINEs around it; as I would like to stop people
from shooting themselves in the foot like that ! Kind of having
an entire tank brigade just to cut of a leg.

> Rob, I wrote to you about two weeks ago regarding problems I was having
> with Apache 1.1.1 and Apache 1.2b6 when attempting authorisation. It turns
> out that this is because my access control files have:
> <username>:<password>: 
> When the file is like this, Apache 1.2b6 (and b8) make use of everything
> from the first colon onwards as the crypted password, thus causing the
> authorisation failed dialog.
> Once you remove the second colon so each line looks like :
> <username>:<password>
> Authorisaton works. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but it should probably
> be documented so that others who might be having problems can resolve it.
> Thanks, Anand.
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