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Re: Digest Authentication bleat

From: Phillip M. Hallam-Baker <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 12:17:39 -0400
Message-Id: <199707011609.MAA23386@life.ai.mit.edu>
To: "'http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com'" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>, "'dmk@research.bell-labs.com'" <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>, Fisher Mark <FisherM@exch1.indy.tce.com>

>>As I do periodically, I will ask, "What's happening with Digest
>>Authentication?" The RFC issued in Jan., 1997.  As far as I know,
>>neither M's nor N's browsers support it.  Will they?
>
>M's response, last we talked with them (5/6), seemed to indicate that
>they would do so if enough requests came in.  I gather that is how
>RFC1867 file upload finally made into MSIE.  I have not heard from
them
>since on this issue.

Perhaps we should tell CNN that Microsoft and Netscape are still
using a security scheme that broadcasts passwords in the clear.

Probably get support added that day.

Phill







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