[CentOS] Can't get .htaccess to work

Sun Apr 20 13:10:20 UTC 2008
Morten Nilsen <morten at runsafe.no>

Pam Astor wrote:
>> That you got a server error is good.> > > Here are the last two log file entries for that httpd request:> > you want to look in the *error* log if you look for errors!> > > > I could not access the site,> > which means exactly what? ;-)
> OK, starting from scratch this morning,
> here is the .htaccess file I am using which is inside of the
> /home/LinuxAccountName/www directory:
> <Directory "/home/LinuxAccountName/www">Options NoneAuthName "UserNameIUsedToCreatePasswordWith"AuthType BasicAuthUserFile /home/LinuxAccountName/.htpasswdRequire valid-user</Directory>
> www above refers to the root or web directory - the lowest or first or base
> directory that is web accessable.
> And, this is the error I am getting from my httpd error log for this domain:
> [Sun Apr 20 07:47:40 2008] [alert] [client] /home/LinuxAccountName/.htaccess: <Directory not allowed here

Remove the <Directory> tag.. a .htaccess file is placed inside a 
<Directory> tag for the folder it is in automatically..

Consequentially, your .htaccess looks like this to apache:
<Directory /home/user/www>
	<Directory /home/user/www>