Announcing Access Authorization Documentation

Ari Luotonen (
Fri, 10 Sep 93 16:53:56 +0200

The pre-release of WWW Access Authorization Documentation has
been hung to the Web:

WWW Project Home Page / Technical / Access Authorization

or URL:

Telnet-level protection is already operational, and most probably
makes it to the next release of the WWW Library.

What AA did to the Library?
5 new modules:
HTAABoth.*, HTAAServ.*, HTAABrow.*,
HTAAFile.*, and HTUU.*
Some files modified:
HTUtils.html, HTRules.*, HTFile.c, HTTP.c, HTAlert.c

CERN LineMode Browser compiled beautifully with the new library, and
CERN httpd needed only clear additions (unlike Tim said, servers *do*
need to be modified, it wouldn't be possible otherwise).

In the to-be-released version the file HTAlert.c contains a function
prompting username and password (without echoing). GUI browsers have
to provide their own version of that, but it should be the only
addition that has to be made.

If you have any comments, especially about telnet-level protection,
now is the time. The documentation also contains preliminary
specification of encryption-level protection. Feel free to comment
that, too.

-- Salut, Ari --

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