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.htaccess - different behaviours on different remote hosts

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Hi,
I am running an Apache web server for testing and developement perposes. The whole wwwroot is protected with .htaccess file in order to be viewd only by developers and some other people. But when I work all day it is very unpleasent to get that box asking for username and password each time I start my browser. My question is how can I configure Apache2(win32) or .htaccess file so that from several hosts not to ask for user and password and for all the other hosts to ask.
I hope you understand what I am asking.
Thanks in advance
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I think this is the scenario you're after:

<Directory "/wwwroot">
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Members Only"
  AuthUserFile /www/passwd/users
  Require valid-user
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from internal.com
  Satisfy any
</Directory>

The 'Satisfy any' directive means that users will be let in if they have a password OR if they are on the internal network.

If you just want to restrict it to a couple of hosts without password, you can replace internal.com with e.g.

Allow from 10.1.2.3 10.1.2.4 10.1.2.5
etc

Andy
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Thanks. It works just fine.
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