Tetra-WebBBS Support Forum
Thank you, Rainer. The .htaccess for defining DirectoryIndex worked, and I've managed to put the /lib and /bbs folders in the 'root' of my ftp area, so that's perfect.
With regard to the 'secret' project, it's intended to be anonymous (i.e. separate from 'me'), but will be publicly visible when it's fully active. However, I'm trying to limit public posting permissions, etc.
I'd like to be able to limit posting new threads and responses to a few specific of users, say user a, b and c. Everyone else can view the entire forum, but can't post new threads or reply to any threads established a b or c.
$AllowNewThreads and $AllowResponses seem like the ideal variables, but that limits everyone, even users a, b and c. I don't fully understand $LockRemoteUser (specifically the REMOTE_USER environment variable in .htaccess), but it seems like it would limit public viewing of the forum entirely.
Ideally, I'd like the username, new / reply text box and other fields to not be visible to visitors unless they click on a log in link, and only able to log in if they are users a, b or c. Effectively, I want the forum to be read-only apart from three users.
I appreciate I'm being vague / ambiguous and might be asking too much, so I hope I'm not being a pain! I appreciate your help!