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RE: Order of HTTP auth schemes

From: Joe Mason <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:53:15 +0000

> From: curl-library [] on behalf of Yves
> Arrouye []
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:32 PM
> To: libcurl development
> Subject: Re: Order of HTTP auth schemes
> I also think that the server was the issue: if it advertises many
> authentication schemes but does not work with all of them, maybe it should
> not advertise the ones that it doesn't work with! Was the server a
> commonly available one?

No, internal to our intranet. But in general, we can't police every server out there (especially on other corporate networks) and interoperability with other major browsers is a goal. Who knows how many servers expect NTLM to be used and haven't tested their Digest setup for ages?

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Received on 2013-03-27