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Re: Digest mess

From: Phillip M. Hallam-Baker <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 18:45:46 -0500
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>, HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <01bd1afd$356743d0$06060606@russell>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/5087
>My summary:  let's return Digest to its original purpose, avoiding
>cleartext passwords.  Let's not try to impose on Digest capabilities for
>which it was not intended.

>Dave Kristol

I agree with Dave, folk keep re-inventing my original proposal that
kicked off this subject. I don't think that the arguments against have 
changed much, indeed there is far more infrastructure arround today
that mangles headers.

Sad but true.

Received on Tuesday, 6 January 1998 15:50:09 UTC

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