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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Strange access log entries and .htaccess
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2004 08:31:46 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted []
> Sent: Dienstag, 30. November 2004 07:11
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Strange access log entries and .htaccess
> Hello all I'm new to the list and happy to be here!
> First is the following log entries:
> -------------------------------snip---------------------------------
> - - [28/Nov/2004:16:04:11 -0800] "GET
> /uri-res/N2R?urn:sha1:Q3HN2HMDF4RQWGCATGYWROGAGWBX576U 
> HTTP/1.1" 416 387 "-"
> "BearShare"

Any time you get funny log entries, try popping them into google. If you
do this with "/uri-res/N2R?urn:sha1" you'll get a lot of hits revealing
that this is a URI used by various peer-to-peer filesharing protocols
which run over HTTP (eg,

So it looks like the client thinks your server is a gnutella peer. In
any case, your server is responding with status 416 (4xx is a client
error) and this particular one means "416 Requested Range Not
Satisfiable"... whatever that might mean. So there's no problem - the
request is being ignored.

My guess is you *were* running Limewire or similar and some clients
think you still are, or you're running apache with "Listen 6346" - ie,
apache is listening to gnutella requests.

> Second: I cannot get the .htaccess to have any effect on 
> password protecting
> certain (or any)directories. I have tried the following in my 
> .htaccess
> file:
> ---------------
> <Directory "/var/www/html/">
> AuthUserFile /my/dir/.htpasswd
> AuthGroupFile /dev/null
> AuthName "Private"
> AuthType Basic
> require user user1 user2
> </Directory>
> ----------------
> no effect.
> I pretty much have the same thing in my httpd.conf and that causes a
> password prompt but I want tto do this from the .htaccess file.

If it works in httpd.conf then the syntax is OK. You just need to set 

<Directory "/var/www/html/">
  AllowOverride Auth

to allow apache to obey the directives in the .htaccess file.

Owen Boyle
Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 

> In my httpd.conf file I have 'AccessFileName .htaccess' so 
> from there I
> lost.
> I am running RedHat 9.0.
> Thanks in advance
> ted
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