Re: FCGI Authorizer and AOL Browser?

Mark Brown (mbrown@openmarket.com)
Thu, 03 Oct 1996 09:02:13 -0400

Message-Id: <199610031302.JAA24299@breckenridge.openmarket.com>
To: fastcgi-developers@openmarket.com
Subject: Re: FCGI Authorizer and AOL Browser? 
In-Reply-To: <3.0b16.32.19961002113800.010bcaec@mothra.bloomberg.com> 
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 1996 09:02:13 -0400
From: Mark Brown <mbrown@openmarket.com>


Tom Neff asks:

    Has anyone else had problems with Fast-CGI authorization of pages when
    viewed from AOL?  I have out-to-lunch problems using AOL 2.0 and AOL 3.0
    both.  Any wisdom would be appreciated.

What HTTP authentication scheme is the FastCGI Authorizer using?

There should be no way for a browser to tell the difference between
using a FastCGI authorizer to do (for instance) basic auth and using
the server's RequirePassword region command to do basic auth
with a name-password file lookup.  Same for any other auth scheme.

    --mark