[CentOS] basic auth fails

Thu Jun 21 15:32:38 UTC 2012
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Tim Dunphy <bluethundr at gmail.com>

> I've setup apache basic auth on by web server to protect my nagios
> site. It's been working just fine, but suddenly it stopped accepting
> passwords even tho they are being typed in correctly. I was wondering
> if I could get some advice on how to troubleshoot this?
> I'm on a centos 5.4 machine

5.4 is old... is it secure...?
Check the password file date/content.