Re: Access Authorization

Larry Masinter (
Fri, 17 Sep 1993 10:22:03 PDT

If you just want to keep honest people out, then don't hack up the
protocol just to do it -- it isn't necessary. All you need is to put
the web under some directory /secret/ and add a 'query' page where you
have to type in 'secret' in order to get access to those files.

Actually, what is probably more effective and simpler is to add a
<H1>PRIVATE: This information is for use of members of the FOO project
Only. All other use is unauthorized.</H1>.

I bet you could fix up a server to just add the header automatically
to any files that were in a given directory.