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Re: The IETF process

From: Beth Frank <efrank@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 11:02:03 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <9509261602.AA01630@void.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
To: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Cc: efrank@ncsa.uiuc.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> According to Beth Frank:
> > 
> > On behalf of the NCSA Server Development Team, I'd like to request that
> > people who want new features implemented but do not (or do) plan to
> > implement them themselves, to send us a description of their goals and
> > their implementation.  We routinely review requests and implement those
> > that seem useful, interesting, or widely requested.  We are more interested
> > in research than the marketplace and have less to lose if we invest a
> > lot of time in something that later gets drops in favor of something else.
> > 
> > -- 
> > 		Elizabeth(Beth) Frank
> > 		NCSA Server Development Team
> > 		efrank@ncsa.uiuc.edu
> > 
> Okay, how about Digest Authentication.  There is a complete draft
> specification.  It has been implemented in Spyglass browsers and 
> several servers.  It would be great if it could make it into NCSA
> browsers and servers.  It is much easier that SHTTP (no cost, no
> legal entanglements) and it would meet a lot of peoples needs.
> John Franks

We support Digest Authentication in R1.5, which is currenly in beta
test.  I believe it is interoperable with (and based on) the Spyglass

The new feature documentation for release 1.5 is located at:

The MD5 specific documentation is located at:

		Elizabeth(Beth) Frank
		NCSA Server Development Team
Received on Tuesday, 26 September 1995 09:06:17 UTC

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