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From Sébastien Bonnegent <>
Subject Re: Share data between servers
Date Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:41:23 GMT
Cliff Woolley wrote:
CW> On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Sbastien Bonnegent wrote:
CW> > A client connect to "", and provide an authentification.
CW> > Later, the same client connect to "" without give again
CW> > an authentification.
CW> How is that not a security problem?
CW> Let's say we then have who provides the same
CW> Realm to the proxy.  The proxy hands over the user's password to the
CW> attacker without the client even knowing anything happened.

In fact, my first schema was incomplete, whereis a firewall between
the client and the proxy. In addition, the proxy only serves a delimited number
of websites which are known in advance. It is the proxy that check if the
user is already known or not.

Obviously, hijacking and ip-spoofing must have special attention
in this system (maybe with a special nonce or something like that).

seß - sinad
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