I have a really simple authorization configuration, but I'm getting a weird message rather than a user/password field when I try to access the page.

Here's my .htaccess file:

AuthType basic
AuthName "No Way"
AuthUserFile /path/to/auth/file.password
Require valid-user

Here's what I'm seeing in my browser:

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The problem is, I haven't even had the opportunity to offer my credentials.


It seems that the problem is caused by using a different DNS name. I'm running a dynamic DNS for my domain name and if I use another domain which forwards to the first name, it doesn't work. If I use the original domain name, it works.


me.dyndns.org/secure - Works
me.myserver.org/secure - Doesn't work. 

It seems that a simple ping of me.myserver.org points to a GoDaddy address, so I'm not even sure how it's forwarding to my server at all. A ping of me.dyndns.org returns the right IP, though. How can I set up domain forwarding to have the domain map to the IP address of the dyndns domain?

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If you're using Firefox, you should clear cache and active logins or try with another web browser.

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  • I've isolated the problem down a bit further, it has to do with DNS issues, it would seem. Please see the question edit. – Naftuli Kay Oct 17 '11 at 6:23

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