I am setting up a webserver with Apache/httpd and I would like to restrict access to directories/pages via a separate RADIUS server. The problem is, I have no idea how I would go about this, and I know it would more than likely be in the form of a module. However, I would like to do this rather painlessly, and I don't know how dynamic modules work or DSO's or whatever that stuff is, despite reading a lengthy page on Apache's website on them, and I have a vague idea of how static modules work, but I'm not really solid on that either. I didn't compile the webserver from source or anything, so if I need to recompile the server with any modules, will that break my PHP installations or anything?
Thanks for taking time to read my post, any solutions / suggestions / refrences to tutorials or any help you can give is GREATLY appreciated!