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From Daniel Lopez <dan...@rawbyte.com>
Subject Re: Is this an error?
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2005 08:32:47 GMT
On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 10:19:37AM +0200, Astrid Ke├čler 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 (...)". 

Cheers

Daniel

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