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Re: Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize

by converter (Priest)
on Nov 16, 2006 at 08:01 UTC ( #584396=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize

If you do a google search on "rfc http basic authentication base64," among the 441,000 estimated hits will be a link or two to RFC 2617, which describes http authentication. This is an old document and probably obsolete, but I don't think much has changed. To quote the RFC:
To receive authorization, the client sends the userid and password, separated by a single colon (":") character, within a base64 encoded string in the credentials.
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Re^2: Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize
by paulehr (Sexton) on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:04 UTC
    ahh ok, so what it comes down to is the credentials method that mech uses is pretty much useless?

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[marto]: sorry, bad pun of it'll :P
[Corion]: :-D
[Corion]: I think that ITIL is mostly to prevent people from doing harm to a system that basically runs unattended :)
[Corion]: Maybe you could reduce ITIL to a computer network, a man and a dog. The network runs the computations. The man is there to feed the dog. The dog is there to prevent the man from accessing the computers.
[marto]: from experience of this side of the fence, it's all about proving to people that you are ITIL compliant, then the client ignores logical processes anyway :P
[marto]: when you work on the outside, for a client, you can make them aware of the stupids, but they don' t always listen :/
[Corion]: Yeah, you can lead them to water, but it's illegal to drown them...
[Discipulus]: Here my solution marto: create a win fake machine insied AD. do a micro fake partition foreach remote partition you wont to monit. put a web server that acept from data from remote systems and full fake partition as needed. fake partition are Mb. ;=)

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