Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
"be consistent"

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
In Put name and password in URLs I discuss how Hotmail solves this exact problem. Note that in the last few weeks the RSA patent expired. You can now aquire, for free and legally in the US, both Apache and mod_ssl to implement the https server required in the authentication.

As for your solution, it is pretty good but I would have a number of concerns. For instance what happens if someone sends you a request that matches a file you care about? Can someone who is sniffing the network spoof the connection? Was the password sent in the clear?

None of this probably matters for a chat server. (Heck how many of us are willing to let cookies go around with plaintext passwords?) But I wouldn't want to trust that with important data.

In reply to Re (tilly) 1: Login stuff hehe/ by tilly
in thread Login stuff hehe/ by lm_mario

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others scrutinizing the Monastery: (7)
As of 2023-06-05 10:08 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    How often do you go to conferences?

    Results (24 votes). Check out past polls.