Re: User authentication

Kee Hinckley (
Mon, 29 May 1995 13:14:58 +0500

At 6:37 AM 5/29/95, Martin Hamilton wrote:
>e.g. students in a public access lab being required to supply a valid
>user name and password to a local "authentication server" before the
>browser will allow them to send mail or post news. The authenticated

On the mail side I believe there is a POP3 extension which allows sending
mail. Since POP requires a password that might meet your needs. However I
suspect you'll have trouble convincing browser authors to support a feature
that has a rather restricted domain like that.

Kee Hinckley Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81 617/721-6100

I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.