Having some issues with securing my home FTP server running FileZilla FTP Server. Basically I was running through the guide on Life hackers guide on how to setup a personal home web server Click Here. Regarding the section of locking down directory access from HTTP I did the following.
- Edited the CONF file of the Apache to AllowOverride All
- Created the encryption text file using command line.
- Created the .htaccess file using notepad and placed in the directory that was live on the HTTP end
But when I access my web server through HTTP I get no password prompt and just the standard directory listing. I see the .htaccess file extension as well (which I'm not sure is correct or not).
Sooo what exactly am I doing wrong here? The instructions are pretty straight forward so I doubt I missed a step. The thing is that I really need to lock down these directories with as much security as possible. Additional advice from seasoned FTP vets are very welcome.