restricting access to folders on server

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i am using apache server and presently when i try accessing any
folders of my website i am able to browse the files ex =
which is a serious security risk as i am building a forum website
using php and mysql.

in the root directory i have created a .htaccess file and whenever
someone access a file which is not

on the server i have created a user friendly message that the file
does not exist instead of a 404

error message displayed by the browser.

similar to this how can i go about restricting users to browse all my
folders in the toot directory.

if anyone accesses for ex = an alert should
appear asking them to enter a

username and password.

1. how can i do this using apache.
2. where do i write the username and password information and will
this apply to all the folders in

the root directory or specific directories.

please advice.


Re: restricting access to folders on server

Sudhakar wrote:
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This has nothing to do with PHP.  Try an Apache newsgroup.

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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

Re: restricting access to folders on server

To turn off indexing in your apache config would be a start, but, as
jerry said, ask in an apache group

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