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From Geoffrey Young <>
Subject Re: interface of the 2.1 authentication framework / behaviour of mod_digest/mod_basic
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2004 17:18:15 GMT

> currently, mod_auth_basic and mod_auth_digest behave inconsistently
> in some cases. for example, if i enter a wrong user/pw combination,
> mod_auth_basic writes the following logline (i.e. without a username)


> another inconsistency would be that if the authentication provider
> reports and internal error, mod_auth_basic produces an "internal server
> error" whereas mod_auth_diges produces a "user not found" message, both
> to the client an in the logs.
> there are probably other edge cases where the two modules behave
> inconsistenly. ideally, if i change the paramter of AuthType,
> other things should stay the same in every possible way.

yeah, that would certainly be a good idea. give the attached patches a whirl
and see if they work for you.  feedback from justin or others that are
familiar appreciated :)


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