Regarding password changes (Re: no subject)

Thompson, Jimi JimiT at
Fri Sep 10 14:10:15 PDT 2004

My suggestion follows Bill's.  Contact your hosting provider.  If you
can't contact your hosting provider and/or get them to help you, it's
time for a new hosting provider.  I've had good experience with  Asking the FreeBSD community for support for something
like this is like calling Microsoft because your Netscape web browser
doesn't work.  Now, if you want to host your site at home on your own
FreeBSD box....



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Bill Moran
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 1:28 PM
To: Sharon Winston
Cc: questions at
Subject: Regarding password changes (Re: no subject)

Sharon Winston <sharon_title1 at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I was hoping someone could help me. 
> I'm trying to use Nifty TelNet to change a password on
> our Web site (the password allows visitors to enter
> the "members only" section of the site.)
> Last year, I used the program to change the password,
> and it was no problem. This time, the commands look
> different and I'm having trouble. 
> I'm getting all the way down to htpasswd .htpasswd,
> then, I pick a code, and type in a new password. But,
> when I go to our Web site, the password is the same
> old one.

I would assume that you're posting your question here because your
hosting provider is using FreeBSD.

However, FreeBSD is simply the software used by your provider, and
is almost surely not associated with your hosting provider in any
way other than the fact that your hosting provider uses FreeBSD. As
a result, it's unlikely that anyone in the FreeBSD community will
be of much help to you.

I would suggest contacting your hosting provider's tech support
directly for assistance in this matter.

If I am wrong, and your problem _is_ with FreeBSD, can you please
provide more details about what you are trying to do, such as the
exact commands you are entering and the results you see.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies
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