[wp-hackers] Protecting WP directory :: The most strangest thing

Mário Gamito gamito at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 14:56:01 GMT 2008


I'm trying to protect a WP directory, something I've done countless
times before in Apache (but not with WP).

Now, instead of appearing the dialog with the login and password
boxes, I get a 404 !!! - - [18/Oct/2008:01:10:32 +0100] "GET
/files/breakthrough-richard-wright.mp3 HTTP/1.1" 404 14204
"http://www.absinto.org/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0;
en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Creative ZENcast v2.01.01"

Here's my files:


AuthType Basic
AuthName imgs
AuthUserFile /home/absinto/public_html/imgs/.htpasswd
require valid-user



Would you be so kind to try:




The login and the password are both "imgs" (without the quotes).

Could this be something WP related ?

This boggles me!

As a last note, I have no access to the Apache configuration file.

Any help would be appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Mário Gamito

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