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search field asking for password?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chadi, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. chadi

    chadi BANNED

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    I have a client who simply transferred his site from his old server to ours via FTP and chmodded everything accordingly to copy the permissions that were on the old to the new.

    Now, his search field is asking for a password for some reason.

    He said:

    I have compared the CHMOD configuration with the working old installation and the current one, and all permissions are the same. Even though, when I try to use the search engine, it requests a password. I believe the problem could be in the permissions of the directories involved, because it is the same error with every script inside the "buscador"
    directory, but I doublechecked it and it has the same configuration it used to have.

    Could the problem be with any security thing I should change from the server Control Panel?

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    How can I fix this?
     
  2. sawbuck

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    Have you looked at the ownership of the files?
     
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    what do you mean exactly? sorry still learning
     
  4. sawbuck

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    Do an ls -la on a directory and you will see not only rwx permissions but also immediately after that something like root:root or whatever user owns the files. The problem you are having might not be related to this but it is one thing to check.
    HTH
     
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    they all belong to him
     
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    Do you have any .htaccess files in his directories? Shooting in the dark a little because of no examples.
    Can your user give you any help about how the other host was configured?
    Might be other forum members who have solved this before.
     
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