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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "REMOTE_USER bug in 1.5?" on FreeBSD
Date Wed, 22 May 1996 13:58:19 GMT

This looks like a difference between NCSA and Apache.
I suspect it's intentional. Someone will talk with you
if it's a bug.

>I think there might be a bug with the REMOTE_USER
>cgi variable.  util_script.c looks good, so the
>problem must be somewhere else.  I have the following
>for my access.conf file:
><Directory /usr/local/www/cgi-bin>
>Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
><Limit GET POST>
>order allow,deny
>allow from all
>Which is the correct way to protect a document
>so that REMOTE_USER works.  See 
>for the source of my configuration information.
>Now, I should be able to get the name of the remote
>user that logged in through Basic Authorization, right?
>It doesn't work!  I am getting no entry for REMOTE_USER
>or AUTH_TYPE or REMOTE_IDENT, which all happen 
>to be in the same if statement in util_scripts.c
>around line 172.
>Hence, I think it might be a bug.  If it's not, 
>PLEASE, write back with what you think the fix
>might be.
>Thanks for apache - I love it!

Rob Hartill (
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