So it might well be that I am just being really dumb here, but in the intertiki docs one of the listed "Assumptions" is:
As of Tiki 3.0, the InterTiki master (and slaves?) must not exist behind an Apache authorization barrier.
Can anyone around here explain what that means to me and how I might check it? I've googled for it and come up without anything that meant something to me, asked the support staff of my hosting provider who were unable to provide any enlightenment and now frankly it is just bugging me. I think I'm fine but I can't get intertiki to play nicely for me and if it turns out this is the reason why maybe once I've been enlightened I can fix it. Or if not at least I'll know why I can't get it to go which would be a weight off my mind.