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RFC 2068 and 2069!

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 11:37:12 PST
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <97Jan2.123712pdt."342"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
To the strains of Wagner...
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        RFC 2068: 

        Title:      Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1
        Author:     R. Fielding, J. Gettys, J. Mogul, H. Frystyk,
                    T. Berners-Lee
        Date:       January 1997
        Mailbox:    fielding@ics.uci.edu, jg@w3.org,
                    mogul@wrl.dec.com, frystyk@w3.org, timbl@w3.org
        Pages:      162
        Characters: 378114
        Updates/Obsoletes:  None

        URL:        ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc2068.txt


HTTP has been in use by the World-Wide Web global information
initiative since 1990. This specification defines the protocol
referred to as "HTTP/1.1". This document is a product of the HyperText
Transfer Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and
status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
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        RFC 2069: 

        Title:      An Extension to HTTP : Digest Access
                    Authentication
        Author:     J. Franks, P. Hallam-Baker, J. Hostetler,
                    P. Leach, A. Luotonen, E. Sink, L. Stewart
        Date:       January 1997
        Mailbox:    john@math.nwu.edu, hallam@w3.org,
                    jeff@spyglass.com, paulle@microsoft.com,
                    luotonen@netscape.com, eric@spyglass.com,
                    stewart@OpenMarket.com
        Pages:      18
        Characters: 41733
        Updates/Obsoletes:  None

        URL:        ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc2069.txt

The protocol referred to as "HTTP/1.0" includes the specification for
a Basic Access Authentication scheme.  This scheme is not considered
to be a secure method of user authentication, as the user name and
password are passed over the network as clear text.  A specification
for a different authentication scheme is needed to address this severe
limitation.  This document provides specification for such a scheme,
referred to as "Digest Access Authentication". This document is a
product of the HyperText Transfer Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and
status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
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