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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: mod_auth, .htaccess - what am I missing?
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2002 23:32:29 GMT
Luke Scharf wrote:
> I'm attempting to set up standard mod_auth authentication with a
> .htaccess file and a password file.  We have a similar setup from our
> old server, which worked great.
> So, whenever I try to authenticate against my .htpasswd file, the
> following message shows up in error_log:
>>[Tue Mar 12 18:16:52 2002] [error] (25)Inappropriate ioctl for device:
>>access to /~lscharf/private failed for, reason:
>>Authentication failure

Unfortunately, that is a rather vague error message.  Here's the 
debugging steps I would follow:

1. Does access to the directory work if you remove the authentication?

2. What modules are you using in Apache?  Is there anything non-standard?


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