AUTHINFO SSL Patch

James F. Hranicky jfh at cise.ufl.edu
Fri Apr 20 18:20:59 UTC 2001


jmv16 at cornell.edu wrote: 
> On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, James F. Hranicky wrote:
> 
> > I don't care if the remote users use SSL *unless* then try to send
> > me their username and password. That's the functionality my patch
> > gives.
> 
> That functionality is in my patch.  You have two auth groups for the 
> remote IPs, one with require-ssl and one without, and allow password 
> authentication only on the first group.  

Ah, ok.
 
> The trouble is that there's nothing in the protocol for telling the 
> client not to try authenticating.  So you can stop the clients from 
> getting anywhere by authenticating on a non-SSL connection, but you can't 
> stop them from sending their passwords if they really want to.  

I suppose the best we can do is make sure it fails when they try...

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