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Re: Netscape vs. Digest

From: Alex Hopmann <hopmann@holonet.net>
Date: 27 Aug 96 19:29:04 -0700
To: hallam@ai.mit.edu, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <AE48FD11-4A6913@>
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>>I was actually speaking with the MSIE folks about this just today- They
>>removed the digest support because they couldn't find any servers to
>>it against. They have assured me that it will be back in the next
>The common Lisp Web server has had it for some time now. Also Spyglass
>implemented it in their server. Originally Jeff wanted digest because 
>he wanted to configure the server from the net and did not like the 
>idea of BASIC.
Oh yea, we have also been implementing it for some time now- I know there
were several implementations out there, just I guess it wasn't obvious how
to find them...

In any case I am hearing from Lou and others that it should like noone is
objecting to digest authentication in 1.1, right? In other words, various
people may have things that are better (certificates, SSL, etc), but digest
is easy so everyone can implement it as a minimum standard that is
signifigantly better than  basic.


Alex Hopmann
ResNova Software
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 1996 19:32:09 UTC

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