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From "Philip A. Prindeville" <phil...@enteka.com>
Subject Re: mod_proxy/1163: Proxy Server does not forward http://user:passwd@site correctly (fwd)
Date Fri, 26 Sep 1997 22:17:34 GMT
> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 12:20:09 -0600 (MDT)
> From: Marc Slemko <marcs@worldgate.com>
> To: new-httpd@apache.org
> Subject: Re: mod_proxy/1163: Proxy Server does not forward http://user:passwd@site correctly
(fwd)

> It may be a valid URL with a http prefix, but I don't see any reason to
> think it is a valid URL to be sent to a HTTP server, proxy or otherwise.

> RFC1738 does not say that such things are valid.  I have seen references
> to things generating them before too, but I do not understand the reason
> unless it is from before proxy authentication existed.  I would suggest
> saying "that is a boneheaded thing to do, so we don't support it".  Anyone
> agree?

Well, on a purely pragmatic side... It's nice to be able to save
bookmarks to pages (like sunsolve.sun.com) that require
authentication and not have to always log in.

-Philip

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