Originally posted by sdaltrey I have tried all sorts of settings in the .htaccess file such as password authenication, IP access lists, and redirects, but nothing happens.
None of the directives you've added to your .htaccess have worked at all, period? Strange....
A couple of things come to mind, although I promise nothing. First, if your server is set up for FrontPage, it may be looking for a filename other than .htaccess. Open up your httpd.conf and look for the AccessFileName directive - this is used to specify what filename to look for.
If it's something other than .htaccess, that is the filename you will have to put your commands into.
Look for the AllowOverride directive as well. This allows you to override the default configuration with your own commands.
Please note that the "AllowOverride" directive may be found in several spots in the httpd.conf file - you want the one that is NOT between any tags.
Be sure to make a backup of httpd.conf before you start.