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Blocking with /etc/hosts to 127.0.0.1 - blocked sites ask for authentication!

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I run a web server that is open when in the 192.168 range, but requires a password when accessed on the internet.

The setup is Apache 1.27 on Mandrake 9.1

I also run squid and DansGuardian but don't think that they are involved here.

I recently installed a hosts file that blocks some common ad servers.   Whether the servers have 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0 as their IP address, I am asked for authentication as if I am on the internet.  If I click OK I am repreatedly asked for authentication, if cancel I get "denied"

The directives are currently as follows:

order allow,deny
AuthName "Access by invitation only!"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache/passwd/passwords
require user myuser
#Require valid-user
Satisfy any
Allow from 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.224


All help greatly received.
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Have you got Allow Anonymous access disabled?
If so, add the problem ips to your Trusted sites/Intranet sites under Internet Explorer

If this solved it, then the reason is because as soon as there is a dot in a address IE thinks its on the Internet.
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Not sure about Anonymous Access - I'll check.

I never use IE I am afraid, so don't know about that ...

Thomas
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I have no idea how I solved it, but the anonymous thing sounds right...
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