Apache mirracle (htaccess)
I have a strange problem with a simple task of configuration on our
Apache 1.3.26 www-server on an "old potato updated to woody"-Debian.
Therefore I would be very gratefull if I could get replies.
The task: Granting access to directories to certain users on a simple
user/password basis, using simple authentification and .htaccess-files.
This had been working very well for a long time.
The problem: After I had installed and uninstalled mySQL-server/client,
horde and imp - it stopped working. (Or let's say, after a log
The symptomes: .htaccess-files are parsed - for when I write impropper
syntax, apache writes errormessages. It looks as if only the
AuthUserFile-information is simply ignored. When one tries to login,
apache claims in its error-log that it couldn't find the user in the
restricted web-directory (nonsense!).
([error] user testuser not found: /restricted_dir/)
My homework: I read 20 manuals and I have checked every setting and
every line in /etc/apache/httpd.conf. Everything is set correctly. I
have checked each and every .htaccess-file and regenarated the
password-files: It did not work. I have moved the syntax from the
.htaccess-file to the httpd.conf-file as directory-directive: It did not
change anything. I have removed the webserver from the system, removed
the rest by hand and reinstalled everything from another source: this
didn'd change a thing. And at last I had tried to change the combination of
modules, which was quite confusing in the results, but it didn't change
my problem. (Which modules are needed for minimal restriction, anyway?)
I wrote Emails to apache and to the maintainer of the debian-package,
but I didn't get any answers yet. Does anybody have an idea about this
strange behavior? (Of the server, of course..)
Thank you very much in forward to any suggestions.
ps. some configurations:
AllowOverride is set to All everywhere.
My directives for an example-directory in httpd.conf:
## Oliver Sass (oas)
## Heidelberg, DE