Re: [htdig] Quick Question about using htdig


Subject: Re: [htdig] Quick Question about using htdig
From: Bill Carlson (wcarlson@vh.org)
Date: Fri Jan 07 2000 - 13:58:25 PST


On Fri, 7 Jan 2000, Deepak Vaidya wrote:

> 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 ;-)
> >

I'm using MHonarc and HtDig to provide a searchable archive of my email
folders (I'm an email packrat). I got around the authentication by using
the local_urls and local_users_urls in htdig.conf. This only works if
htdig is on the same machine as your archives...but it completely bypasses
the web server that way.

Bill Carlson
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Systems Programmer bill-carlson@uiowa.edu | Opinions are mine,
Virtual Hospital http://www.vh.org/ | not my employer's.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics |

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