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Problem with authentication

From: olga <olga@goliath.eai.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 14:23:13 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <XFMail.990419142313.olga@eai.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
Hi,

I am having a strange problem with an authentication. Application uses
basic authentication. After the initial authentication several URL loadings go
fine then loadings fail with 401 error. There are two problems:

        - Failed URLs are in the same directory as the succeeded ones (so
the credentials should be found) 

        - User is not prompted to relogin (as he should have been if credential
were not found).

There is a part of the log file:
Notice that there is no HTTP/1.1 in the failed request logs(??). Is that
possible that the request is truncaded?

10.11.2 - - [12/Apr/1999:14:42:00 -0700] "GET /projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM.jt
HTTP/1.1" 401 522

10.11.2 - jengr [12/Apr/1999:14:42:10 -0700] "GET
/projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM.jt HTTP/1.1" 200 4833

10.11.2 - jengr [12/Apr/1999:14:42:16 -0700] "GET
/projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM/A14-13423_-_AIRBAG_MODULE__M2.jt HTTP/1.1" 200 983729

10.11.2 - jengr [12/Apr/1999:14:42:17 -0700] "GET
/projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM/ADJUST_COLUMN_4XD_GRD.jt HTTP/1.1" 200 870601

10.11.2 - - [12/Apr/1999:14:42:33 -0700] "GET
/projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM/ADJUST_COLUMN_4XD_GRD.jt" 401 -

10.11.2 - - [12/Apr/1999:14:42:33 -0700] "GET
/projects/m2/CAB/MECHANISM/BCS_SPRAGUE_WIPER_SYSTEM.jt" 401 -
...

Also (I do not know if it is relevant or not) the problems are seen on the 
machines which are using DFS file system. That is the filesystem is on mainframe
and DFS is used to access it. The problem is seen by our customers and in
company (we are using NFS) I cannot reproduce it. 

Do you have any ideas why this might happen?

Thank you very much,

Olga Antropova.

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Date: 19-Apr-99
Time: 12:34:23

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