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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] .htaccess
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 07:19:47 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Challener [mailto:challene@us.lenovo.com] 
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 8:59 PM
> To: sfeehan@boolecat.com
> Cc: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess
> 
> 
> Well I tried all those suggestions, and had no effect. 
> Then I copied the .htaccess file from the subdirectory into a 
> <Directory>   ... </Directory> in the httpd.conf file 
> erased the .htaccess file. 

This is an alternative strategy - neither is "best", they each have
their pros and cons and the choice of which technique to use depends on
circumstances (see
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/htaccess.html).

> 
> rebooted the server... 

...unnecessarily... "apachectl graceful" would've been sufficient.

> AND IT WORKED! 
> Go figure.... 

Did you ever look in the error log? If you had, you might've seen
something like, "cannot read .htpasswd, permission denied error" (as
posited by Sander). 

> no idea what was wrong, but I don't care now 
> that it works.....:-D 

Well that's the main thing, isn't it... 

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

> 
> Thanks for the help! 
> 
> Thanks!
> David Challener
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> sfeehan@boolecat.com (Steve Feehan) 
> 
> 11/06/2006 11:57 AM 
> Please respond to
> users@httpd.apache.org
> 
> To
> users@httpd.apache.org 
> cc
> Subject
> Re: [users@httpd] .htaccess
> 
> 	
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 08:13:04AM -0800, Sander Temme wrote:
> > 
> > On Nov 6, 2006, at 7:34 AM, Dave Challener wrote:
> > 
> > >HOWEVER... it won't accept any of the userid / password  
> > >combinations I give it.
> > 
> > What are the permissions on /root/SOadmin/.htpasswd, can the web  
> > server child processes read it? They do not run as root, so 
> you need  
> > world-readable on that file. You might need world-readable on all  
> > directories above it, too.
> > 
> > S.
> 
> The file should not be world readable, rather readable by the user
> and/or group that apache runs as. The file should generally not be
> writable by the apache user/group. So if apache is running as group
> 'www' then the following permissions would be advisable:
> 
>  chown root:www /root/SOadmin/.htpasswd
>  chmod 640 /root/SOadmin/.htpasswd
> 
> Also, the parent directories don't need to be world readable, but
> only executable to the user/group that apache runs as.
> 
> -- 
> Steve Feehan
> 
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