URL-ing through a firewall

Wed, 24 Aug 1994 12:46:42 -0800 (PST)

Date: Wed, 24 Aug 1994 12:46:42 -0800 (PST)
From: RTURNER@ewu.edu
Subject: URL-ing through a firewall
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
Message-Id: <01HGAD7AFXS29AMHQW@ewu.edu>

Are we trying the impossible?  Or did we REALLY see it documented somewhere
that you can link to a an HTML document residing inside a firewall?  We have
security clearance to access the files INTERACTIVELY, via a telnet connection,
and that requires ten lines of user names, passwords, and SmartCard numbers.

We are running 2.0 Mosaic for Windows on a PC.  We are successfully running
commands through CGI at W3 sites.  We would like to be able to do the same
at a non-Web highly(!) secure site.  Is there a some sequence of (1) logging
in manually (via telnet), then (2) having Mosaic/HTTP "execute" a URL which
links to that logged-in site?  (We've tried about every permutation ourselves.)

Please point us to documentation, undocumented feature(s), down-and-dirty tricks
that WORK, or anything you can offer.  We'll be most grateful!

Ron Turner
Soph-Ware Associates
Spokane, WA U.S.A.