how big is too big for an .htpassword file?

by David Mintz <mambomintz(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:49:39 -0700 (PDT)
 To:  hwg-languages(at)
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Suppose you want to restrict access to a section of
your website to members of an organization of about
1000 members. An .htaccess file that restricts access
to users found in a password file would be a way to do
it, but is that pushing it in terms of the size of the
file? Would it be better to use a "real" back end
database like MySQL? Approximately where's the cutoff


David Mintz
Spanish Interpreter, US District Court
Southern District of New York
Web Design & Hosting

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