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From Astrid Ke├čler <k...@kess-net.de>
Subject Re: Is this an error?
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 08:19:37 GMT
> Hi.

> I was translating the document 
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/en/howto/auth.html when I found this 
> phrase: "(...) Basic authentication sends the password from the client
> to the browser unencrypted (...)".

> I think the author meant that Basic authentication sends the password 
> from the server to the browser unencrypted... What do you think about it?

No, this is correct. The server does not send any password. It sends an
"authentication required" to the client. Then the client usually prompts
the user for the password and send it to the server.

Kess


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