Basic authentication/encryption methodology

Roy L. Roberts (roberts@
Sat, 25 Feb 1995 23:30:59 +0500

I apologize to those of you to whom this request is inappropriate, but
I'm stumped. I'm having a truly terrible time trying to determine what
the real algorithm is for basic authentication. The 1.0 draft says uuencoded,
the Cern pages refer me to 1421, but when I try these approaches the output
doesn't match the encoding created by current browsers. I know I'm
missing something really basic. If someone with more knowledge and a
clearer head would throw me some pointers I'd really appreciate it.


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