__/ [Michael Vilain] on Monday 31 October 2005 00:34 \__
> In article <uAb9f.3665$zT6.1312@trnddc06>,
> "Victor & Toni Jo Friedmann" <geode@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have a home page with Verizon. Within this home page I have several
>> sub-directories with their own associated pages. One of these
>> subdirectories has personal contact information and I wish to restrict
>> access to these pages to everyone except a few individuals. Is there a way
>> to add a password to a subdirectory so that anyone trying to access these
>> pages will have to input the correct password in order to view them?
> That depends on the web server Verizon is using and the configuration
> they're running. I know with Comcast, when I ask such questions, I was
> told to go to a web hosting company. Comcast doesn't support such
> things nor can I run CGI scripts or php or mysql.
> Ask Verizon support if they have .htpass files enabled or you could just
> create one and see if it has any affect, but it requires knowledge of
> the Apache web server. Don't be surprised if it doesn't work or you
> told you're out of luck.
By wishing to password-restrict content, you begin to ask for a fully-fea-
tured hosting service that comes with the risk of collpase (=support=cost)
Some time ago, before I had access that was beyond FTP (i.e. file manage-
ment), I used the following trick.
Press "research workspace" (now crossed out). A window will pop up, re-
quiring you to enter a password, which is in fact the missing segment of
the Web address. This will not avoid spyware like Alexa/A9/Amazon toolbars
(among more) from crawling your password-protected pages, but it will at
least turn away human users who ought to remain outside. To understand how
Hope it helps,