Non-Borg servers can authenticate Borg clients (Was Re: Re: Coo
At 8:52 PM -0500 1/8/04, Rich Salz wrote: >Did you miss the posting where I said IE5 just gives up? Given the >market penetration of IE5 on the web, I think that's sufficient proof >that interoperable digest isn't available now. Of all the web sites >you use, do you know of one that does it? Since I don't happen to know of a real world web site that uses digest authentication, (very few use even basic) I set up digest authentication on one of my servers and ran my own tests. You (and anyone else) can check this out for yourself at http://www.elharo.com/staging/ Username: invited Password: test This is a Red Hat 8.0 Linux box running Apache 2.0.40 with whatever patches Red Hat's released over the last year or so. I haven't done anything special to the server in that respect. Here are my results: Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows 2000: Works Internet Explorer 5.1 Mac OS 9: Works Internet Explorer 5.2 Mac OS X: Works Mozilla 1.4 Linux: Works Mozilla 1.3 Mac OS 9: Works Safari 1.0 Mac OS X: Works Netscape Navigator 6.2 Mac OS 9: Fails Opera 7.11 Windows: Works I assume Netscape 4.x fails as well. Netscape 7 probably works. These are just the browsers I have handy. I'm sorry I do not have a Windows machine with IE 5.5 or earlier or Opera 6.0 or earlier to test on. Please do hit my page with your copy of IE5 and let me know what happens. Also anybody else, who has a browser not on this list, please also check out the page and report your results. So far, though I cannot verify the claim that Borg clients can only operate with Borg servers. Indeed I dispute that claim for Borg IE 6.0, and for Mac Borg. :-) Possibly, the reverse is true: that is, it's possible that IIS only works with IE, but Apache 2.0 does seem to work with IE. -- Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@m... Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003) http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/effectivexml http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0321150406/ref%3Dnosim/cafeaulaitA
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