Since I have discovered the packages are so different in different distributions, it was unclear to me whether this post belongs here in this forum or in one specific to Fedora, but here goes: I get the error message:
[error] avahi_entry_group_add_service_strlst("10.10.5.71") failed: Invalid host name
in the error_log file while restarting Apache 2.2 after adding the following naive lines for implementing Basic Auth:
# Now trying Mario's idea:
Allow from all
AuthName "Password Required"
Require group usergroup
The above lines are not conditioned by any <Directory> or <VirtualHost>. In fact, I have no Virtual Host defined, and both Listen and ServerName point to the IP address.
password.file and group.file were made following the instructions Mario gave at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7...authentication
I realize Basic auth is pathetically weak. But I want to deal with one problem at a time. Especially since the above lines mostly work.