Re: [htdig] Quick Question about using htdig

Subject: Re: [htdig] Quick Question about using htdig
From: Deepak Vaidya (
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 11:51:56 PST

On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Torsten Neuer wrote:

> Geoff Hutchison wrote:
> >
> > At 11:05 AM -0500 1/7/00, Deepak Vaidya wrote:
> > >The problem I am having is the list archives are password proctected and
> > >using authorization: username:password did not work was planned. What
> > >could I be doing wrong.
> >
> > How is the password protection implemented? If it's via server-side
> > passwords (e.g. the browser throws up a dialog box) this should work.
> > If it's via some sort of CGI, it's not easy to do--you'll have to
> > figure out some way to authenticate the htdig robot to the CGI.
> Hmm.. wasn't it that Ht://Dig was only capable of doing Basic
> authentication
> so far? If the Digest authentication method is used, it might be the
> reason
> for barfing on that.
> I might be wrong with that, however ;-)

The strange thing is it tells me it has found hits, but everything is
blank. The authentication is done the exact way Geoff mentioned.

- Deepak

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