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From Ben Timby <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] SSH authentication: Multiple authentication dialog windows popping up
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:55:56 GMT
Nick, this does not sound right to me. Here is why:

If your main HTML was protected by login, the user would be prompted
to authenticate themselves before receiving the HTML. This would keep
the browser from making further requests until authentication

It sounds like in your situation, that main HTML is NOT protected,
thus the browser receives it, parses it and then makes requests for
additional resources, at which point authentication is triggered for
the multiple resources the browser fetches in parallel.

You need to ensure that the initial content triggers authentication,
so that the subsequent requests can reuse the authentication

If you look in your log files, likely you will see a 200 reply for the
page, followed by many 401 replies for the resources. You should see a
401 for the page followed by a 200 for the page followed by 200's for
the resources.

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