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From Astrid Keßler <k...@kess-net.de>
Subject Re: Is this an error?
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 10:15:47 GMT
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 10:19:37AM +0200, Astrid Keßler wrote:
>> > 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.

> Yes, but I think he was refering to the wording :)

> Instead of :
>  "(...) Basic authentication sends the password from the client
>  to the browser unencrypted (...)".

> Should be:
>  "(...) Basic authentication sends the password from the client
>  to the server unencrypted (...)". 

Eh, yes. You are right :)

 Kess


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