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

Scott Lawrence (lawrence@agranat.com)
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:30:11 -0400

> From: don@lexmark.com

> You said:
>
> "so by whatever means, you set the printer's master password"
>
> In most cases (99%), the answer is CLEAR TEXT password over the wire.

But even that is only once at install time, not in every request.

In any event, failure on the part of vendors to provide a secure
configuration mechanism does not justify a failure on the part of the IETF
to specify a secure wire protocol.

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Scott Lawrence           Director of R & D        <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.  Embedded Web Technology   http://www.agranat.com/