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it seems to me that ever since i have put the .htaccess file in /usr/local/nagios/sbin

i haven't been able to access the cgi-bin dir from the webserver (apache)
i get the permissions error.

HOW do i delete the .htaccess file
the four lines in that .htaccess files are

AuthName "Nagios Access"
AuthType Basic
AuthUserFile /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users
require valid-user
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mikebernhardt earned 1500 total points
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What do you mean, how do you delete it? If you're on UNIX, just cd into the directory and type rm .htaccess.

What do you mean about an apache permissions error- permission getting to your pages or permission running apache?

That file appears to be requiring authentication via the file AuthUserFile /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users. If you don't have that then you can't authenticate to see the pages.

If you're having problems running apache, then maybe the permissions on your .htaccess file are wrong. It needs to be readable by whatever user owns apache.
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by:jibranilyas
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ok here are the answers

I am using RedHat 8.0  
i didn't see .htaccess file in /usr/local/nagios/sbin folder.... it may be hidden...   well, i will remove that from the command prompt..

if i use file browser, i can get to that location ( /ur/local/nagios/sbin ) but its not accessible thru the webserver.
in httpd.conf, i have
ScriptAlias /nagios/cgi-bin/ /usr/local/nagios/sbin/
<Directory "/usr/local/nagios/sbin/">
    AllowOverride AuthConfig
    Options ExecCGI
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>

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I have full permissions to the path /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users.. i have opened the file and read encrypted passwords.


"If you're having problems running apache, then maybe the permissions on your .htaccess file are wrong. It needs to be readable by whatever user owns apache."
THIS may be it
I am logged in under root...
how do i give access of APACHE to root..
there is a user and group line in Apache's httpd.conf file i think.. do i have to edit that?

sorry, i m a newbie in linux ... THANKS for your time.

 
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by:jibranilyas
ID: 11974705
again, before putting that .htaccess file in the sbin folder, i was able to atleast view the cgi pages..  

ON THOSE CGI PAGES, i got this error
here is the URL ( got it from "copy link location" on the link ) where i got the error
http://localhost/nagios/cgi-bin/status.cgi?hostgroup=all&style=hostdetail

"It appears as though you do not have permission to view information for any of the hosts you requested...
If you believe this is an error, check the HTTP server authentication requirements for accessing this CGI
and check the authorization options in your CGI configuration file."
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by:mikebernhardt
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You know, this is getting beyond me. But there is an Apache topic you can post this question in, you'd get better help there. The one thing I can tell you though is that files that start with . are hidden. To see them you have to add the -a option to your ls commands i.e. ls -a or ls -al.
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