.htaccess problems

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Hi, all,

I've got a strange one here.  I've seen it before, but it's been a while and I
can't remember what I did.

I got a new client on a hosting service I'm not familiar with.  Among other
things they need a password protected directory.

No problem - created the password and group files where they can't be gotten to.

Created a .htaccess file with basic authentication using the password and group
files above.  Again, no problem.

Interestingly enough, when I try to access that directory as:


I have to enter the userid/password twice.  However, if access

   http://www.example.com/privdir /

(notice the extra slash at the end) it works with just one entry.

OK - so the first one is being redirected to the second.  But why do I have to
enter the userid/password twice?

I don't have access to the httpd.conf on this machine so I can't see what
options they have set.  However, I ran into something similar at least 2-3 years
ago but can't remember hos I solved it.

Any ideas?


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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

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