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Wed, 9 Feb 1994 21:43:16 --100

So Rob McCool sez to me:
> I think we need to change this section to read that From: is to be used for
> logging purposes only, and strike the mention of insecure form of access
> protection and the section on the person given accepting responsibility for
> the method performed. The only access protection this would provide is
> applicable in such a limited context that the information in From: is not
> useful for more than logging information anyway.

I agree. I'm much more interested in clients that can (eventually)
encrypt a paassword field in a document and send it to the server for
validation than in ever suggesting that the From: field could be used
for some sort of access control. OTOH, I'd just love to have the server
log that information - there are a number of cases where we could make
use of user name information in our summary stats.
-- Archie Warnock Internet: Archie.Warnock@gsfc.nasa.gov
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