i have a subdirectory of my site protected by a password using the following in .htaccess:
AuthName "track7 administration"
it's working fine on my test server at home, and it was working fine on dreamhost until a couple days ago. now when i attempt to access this subdirectory i get prompted like i should, but then when i give it the correct user and password i get back a blank page.
i checked the log at ~/logs/example.com/http/error.log and there's nothing from these attempts. in ~/logs/example.com/http/access.log it shows a single request for the protected directory with a return code of 401, which seems normal except that it stops there. on my test server where it's working, i get a 401 followed by a 200.
i normally start at http://www.example.com/protected/ and then use links there to get to other php scripts. i tried adding index.php or one of the other script names to the end but still get the same results, or on linux it asks to save the php file (which ends up being 0 bytes).
if i comment out the require valid-user line in the .htaccess file it works fine but of course doesn't ask for a user. is there anything else i can look at to figure out what's going on here, or do i need to contact support? if it matters, i'm on coonan.
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