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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Let Wget select strongest auth challenge

From: Tim Rühsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Let Wget select strongest auth challenge
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:04:30 +0100
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Am Samstag, 22. November 2014, 16:24:18 schrieb Darshit Shah:
> Another reason why I never got around to implementing this feature is that
> it is required by almost no one. The issue at hand is that when a Server
> responds with two possible authentication methods, the client is expected
> to choose the strongest one it knows. Instead Wget chooses the first one it
> knows. This violates the RFC and hence I marked it up as a bug. I'll
> probably add all this information into the test file in a while and push
> it.

Hi Darshit,

I just made up a patch to

1. Parse multiple challenges from WWW-Authenticate
2. Select the strongest auth scheme

Please have a look at it.


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