IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

don@lexmark.com
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:19:50 -0400

except most of the configuration is done from the op panel and things like ip
address, dns gateway, net mask are all NUMBERS.

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moore%cs.utk.edu@interlock.lexmark.com on 04/22/99 03:17:52 PM

To: Don Wright@LEXMARK
cc: moore%cs.utk.edu@interlock.lexmark.com,
paulmo%microsoft.com@interlock.lexmark.com,
ipp%pwg.org@interlock.lexmark.com
Subject: Re: IPP> Re: PRO - Issue 32: Use of Basic & Digest Authentication

> In most cases (99%), the answer is CLEAR TEXT password over the wire.

sure, when you first configure the printer. and you use that
clear text password to authenticate yourself to the printer,
so that you can tell it "don't allow clear text passwords any more".

the point is that configuring a printer to support a small number
of username/password combinations via http digest is no more
difficult than the other kinds of printer configuration that
already exist.

Keith