Re: Using a cache to insert usernames/passwords

From: tom minchin <>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 01:09:34 +1000

On Fri, Oct 02, 1998 at 04:58:55PM +0200, Koos van den Hout _U nix and we all_ wrote:
> I have searched high and low for a solution for the following.
> We have access to a database with information used in education here.
> We need to enable our students/teachers to access it without telling
> everyone the password.
> The database used to be accessible via telnet which enabled us to write
> a simple daemon to insert username and password in the telnet stream.
> But they decided to 'upgrade' to world wide web.
> Being on a Lotus Notes Domino server it seems to be impossible to get the
> server to recognize our IP block as having access anyway.
> Since we use a webproxy anyway with autoproxyconfig, is there a way to
> insert the needed username/password in the http stream too ? Did someone
> write anything for this ? I'm thinking of a separate simple proxy for this
> task.

You could do something with the redirect feature of Squid, although I
haven't tried it, you could translate http requests to your Domino
server from http://domino to http://auser:apassword@domino.
Received on Fri Oct 02 1998 - 08:10:40 MDT

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