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    Member nepharo's Avatar
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    I know that people post these problems all the time. damn... I'm another statistic ...
    I read the other htaccess postings but I couldn't find my answer. What I'm doing should be working... but, of course, it isn't.
    I'm using the .htaccess generator (kicks ***). this is what I'm doing, maybe I'm doing something wrong and I don't even know it.
    step 1 - name of ream
    I think this is just an arbitrary name. I'll use foo (why do people use that name anyways?)
    step 2- username and password
    oviously these are the credentials I have to give in order to access the folder. I'll use 'foobar' for username and 'bar' for password.
    step 3 - .htpasswd file absolute path
    I suppose this is were my password file should be placed. Like the instruction says, this should be in a folder that people can't access. lets say that I will put it in /home/myusername/mysite/folder

    step 4 - download the files
    I download the two files. Place the .htaccess in in the folder that I want to protect, let's say /home/myusername/mysite/protectedfolder then I place the .htpasswd file in /home/myusername/mysite/folder

    Now, theoretically, when I try to access the folder:
    www.mysite.com/protectedfolder I should be welcomed with a prompt. And I am. That's good, I guess. But when I put in the username and password, the screen re-asks me for the password over and over and eventually gives me a 401(unauthorized) error.

    When I look over this, it should be easy. What am i doing wrong? anyone...
    I cannot self terminate, you must lower me into the fire.

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    Senior Member bluntknife's Avatar
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    Well, this is probably obvious but have you checked you're typing it in 100% exactly the same? Its CaSe SensItive remember!

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    Member nepharo's Avatar
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    yeah, over and over.
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    foo comes from the pronunciation of the acronymn, FUBAR. FUBAR is pronounced "foo-bar" and stands for "F'ed Up Beyond All Recognition". Best example of this is in the movie Tango and Cash.
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    Member nepharo's Avatar
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    that's what I thought. My friend, a comic book junky, uses that term-- FUBAR-- all the time. I just wasn't sure if they were related.
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