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Re: still more Digest Authentication comments

From: Phillip M. Hallam-Baker <hallam@dxal18.cern.ch>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 17:35:42 +0900
To: Mike Cowlishaw <mfc@vnet.ibm.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: hallam@dxal18.cern.ch
Message-Id: <95Mar22.173557+0900_met.63660-4+30@dxal18.cern.ch>
>HTTP already uses MIME-64 encoding for converting octects to characters;
>I'd suggest that re-using the same encoding scheme would make sense
>(since servers are likely to include the code already, and it's also
>more compact that 4bits->1octect encoding).

I agree. (and not just because its only a single line change in my code :-)

MD5s are recognisable as base64 objects. Base16 is still appropriate for the 
likes of timestamps and such though since they are genuinely numbers rather than 
blocks of random bits.

Received on Wednesday, 22 March 1995 08:48:18 UTC

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