Re: Authentication in Mosaic (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 1994 19:16:42 -0600
       "Authentication in Mosaic" (Jan  1,  7:30pm)
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Subject: Re: Authentication in Mosaic
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 * Authentication in Mosaic  by (
 *    written on Jan  1,  7:30pm.
 * Some quick questions on the authentication mechanism, at least as
 * implemented in Mosaic 2.x.  I can't seem to find any specific 
 * documentation on this subject.
 * Does Mosaic 2.x ever stop sending the authentication fields
 * to a server,  i.e., is the only way to ensure that a session
 * is closed to close the window?

I don't believe there is any way to flush the list of server information,
the only way I've found is to exit Mosaic. I remember asking Marc about this
a month ago and there wasn't any way to do it. So, Mosaic will continue
automatically sending the same authentication information for a particular
server when it asks for it until you exit.

 * Secondly, how many different servers can Mosaic 2.x authenticate
 * to within the same window/process?  Is it greater than 1?

The libwww code uses a linked list to store the information about the
servers and therefore it can authenticate to a large number of different