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March 23, 2005, 5:14 pm
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I have an apache server in which I have not had to mess with in three
years. I currently have security set-up on the 'htdocs' directory, but
recently we needed to share out a directory with no security. I
thought I did was I suppose to w/o using .htaccess files to accomplish
this. But I get prompted for username/security when accessing this
directory. The strange thing is, I can can hit cancel 3 times and
access the page without a problem. Here's my config.
##########No security needed, but get prompted when accessing.
alias /comm/ "/usr/local/apache/comm/"
Options Indexes MultiViews
Allow from all
#########Secured, want to keep it that way.
AuthName "(Use lowercase please)"
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
Allow from all
Re: basic apache/linux security?
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On 23 Mar 2005 09:14:47 -0800,
Check the code for the page you are trying to access, does it have
images, or other elements pulled from the restricted directory? Those
are probably triggering the password check, even if they aren't being
used on the page in question in any meaningful way. Try putting a simple
test page in the open directory, and seeing if viewing that triggers the
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Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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