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Web server tutorial - Part 3

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@ IN NS kshounish1.linux.com.

1 IN PTR kshounish1.linux.com.

1 IN PTR sudhir.linux.com.

1 IN PTR goldie.linux.com.

1 IN PTR chiku.linux.com.

2 IN PTR sudhu.linux.com.

3 IN PTR chik.linux.com.

4 IN PTR gold.linux.com.

Then /etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart

Remember whenever you edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf after closing it restart /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

Password Protection to a Directory

Sometimes people want to get some important information. For this purpose, password authentication can be given to a directory and keep the important file out there, secure.

When we open the httpd.conf file we find something looks like:

<Directory /home/httpd/html>

AllowOverride none


make it AllowOverrride all, which means user can set the rules on that directory and override the default configuration for that directory and for that another few things have to be done

AccessFileName .htaccess

This directive means the directory where allowOverride is `ALL', should have the .htaccess in its directory

step vi /home/httpd/html/.htaccess

Then write

AuthName password needed

AuthUserFile /home/httpd/html/password(where to keep password)

AuthType basic

Require valid-user

Then come out from that file and run the command htpasswd -c -m /home/httpd/html/password goldie (remember this login is only for Web not for shell)

Then go to Netscape or IE of any machine and write

It will ask for the password give the login name as goldie and the password as the one, which was given by htpasswd command. And the process is over.

With this we come to end of our three part tutorial on Web server. Hope this guide has helped you understand a Web server and its functioning.