I've created these files before on other systems, no probs. So the whole concept isnt entirely foreign to me. However I'm now making one on my FC4 box at home.
I started up my apache, no probs.
Created some files, no probs, it serves them up fine.
I created some cgi scripts in /cgi-bin .. works fine
I created my .htpasswd file in /var/www/.htpasswd
I created my .htaccess file in /var/www/cgi-bin/myscripts/.htaccess
I checked all the permissions, changed the owner to apache ... but I dont get challenged for a password at all..
I restarted the server a doezen times, checked the messgaes, and apache logs, no errors, and nothing out of the ordinary, yet I dont get challenged at all.
I check the stock httpd.conf file, and all the directives for .htaccess files, and they all appear ok. I feel like I'm on loony pills!
Any ideas why it's not picking up my files and challenging for authentication ?