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Re: Minutes of 1/21 editorial teleconference...

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 10:15:30 -0600 (CST)
To: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980122100838.15214A-100000@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Scott Lawrence wrote:

> 
> >>>>> "JF" == John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu> writes:
> 
> >> #AUTH-INFO-SYNTAX has been quiet on the mailing list, and we didn't
> >> get to discussing it at today's meeting.  Please look at it and comment.
> 
> JF> I believe we reached consensus to eliminate the Authentication-info
> JF> header from the authentication specification.  If this is done its
> JF> syntax should be moot.
> 
>   The consensus was to remove the entity digest - the
>   Authentication-info header field is still needed for the nextnonce
>   attribute - a big performance win.
> 

You are right.  There was not a consensus to remove 
Authentication-info/nextnonce.

I am sceptical of its utility however.  It would be useful if
a typical session looked like 

 request - response - request - response -  request - response...

rather than

 5 piplined requests - 5 piplined responses

But the latter is much more likely to be typical.

John Franks
john@math.nwu.edu
Received on Thursday, 22 January 1998 08:20:03 EST

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