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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Authentication and ProxyPass
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2000 19:34:42 GMT
John Wojtowicz wrote:
> I have a question regarding authentication and the ProxyPass directive,
> in mod_proxy.
> I've setup a ProxyPass vhost (reverse proxy, web mirror, or whatever
> your terminology is)  and set authentication on it.  When my web
> browser sends a request to the vhost, it sends back a Proxy Auth
> error.  The browser refuses to bring up the user/password dialog
> box, because it isn't configured to use a proxy.
> My question is... is this a bug in the browser, or in the Apache
> web server?  Also if it is a bug in apache shouldn't the ProxyPass
> vhost *always* send an Auth error rather than a Proxy Auth error,
> to cause the browser to display the user/password dialog?
> (conversely, the should a normal proxy *always* send a Proxy Auth error
>  rather than an Auth error?)

I fixed this one last millenium... it ought to be in the snapshots
(assuming I actually committed the fix). Let me know if not.




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