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From "Jason A. Dour" <...@bcc.louisville.edu>
Subject suEXEC docs & a nutscrape bug...
Date Wed, 14 Aug 1996 12:49:44 GMT
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I have something to ask regarding documentation for suEXEC.  My feeling
(I'm not sure if I've even shared it with Randy yet) was that we should
leave the main Apache documentation regarding CGI alone, and just add
references to a separate document on suEXEC.  That way, we can lengthen
the suEXEC tutorial/documentation without necessarily adding too much
weight to the main docs.  What are y'all's feelings on this one?  Should
we keep it separate?  Should we integrate it?  I'm ready to start writing
it, so I thought I'd ask for opinions before heading down the "wrong"
road.  8) 

Now, on to the Nutscrape bug...  I was completely stumped by this one for
half an hour.  Nutscrape performs URL encoding and/or decoding on
*PASSWORDS* it sends to FTP servers!  For example, say I issued the
following URL:

		ftp://jblow@ftp.thevalley.net/home/jblow/www/

When Nutscrape asks for jblow's password, it takes it, performs % encoding
or decoding (not sure which at this point), and *THEN* passes it to the
server for authentication.  So a password such as:

		JaN3%Doe

won't work because something is being encoded/decoded.

I've yet to nail down which characters set off Nutscrape's alarm for this
bug...  Anyone else encountered this one?  I have yet to report it to
Nutscrape...  Oh, before I forget, this is version 2.02 for 32 bit.

Later,
Jason
+ Jason A. Dour                       jad@bcc.louisville.edu               +
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