[thelist] .htaccess/.htpasswd - how?

Hugh Blair hblair at bigfoot.com
Mon Oct 23 21:14:17 CDT 2000

Hi folks,

I'm trying to use .htaccess and .htpasswd to control the
users that can access a directory on a new server.  No
matter what I try, I can't get it to work. Is it some error 
on my part or is it an issue of server-setup?

Server provider says my home page is:  /www/timesfour/
for example, they say the path to my cgi-bin directory is:

In /www/timesfour/memberss/ I've placed the ".htaccess" file:
AuthUserFile /www/timesfour/memberss/.htpasswd
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName TimesFour Members Area
AuthType Basic

<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user
In /www/timesfour/memberss/ I've placed the ".htpasswd" file:
I've also tried: /home/timesfour/memberss

Now when I try to access:  I get a 500 "Internal Server Error"  does the same thing.

Now what?  I'm stumped.  Next idea?

BTW, here's a link to a "htpasswd.pl", a script that will create the
".htpasswd" file with users and encrypted passwords, eliminating the
need to telnet in to add users.

hblair at bigfoot.com

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