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Re: Digest mess

From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 13:39:48 +0000
Message-Id: <34B385A4.7FD961B1@algroup.co.uk>
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Cc: Josh Cohen <joshco@microsoft.com>, 'Dave Kristol' <dmk@bell-labs.com>, HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Yaron Goland wrote:
> 
> I believe this would be sufficient for DAV's immediate needs. Our main goal
> is to get beyond clear text passwords. I admit to having gotten caught up in
> the "let us fix digest" fury. HTTP needs a message oriented single key based
> authentication and encryption system but digest isn't it and shouldn't be
> beaten into it. Let us just get rid of clear text passwords, declare
> victory, and go home. We can come back later to solve the rest of the
> world's problems.

Agreed.

Cheers,

Ben.

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