| 1:15 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|What I would like to accomplish is to bypass the username and password like this: |
This doesn't work. Is there a way to make it work? ;)
In an attempt to combat phishing, many browsers stopped allowing username:password@host URI syntax.
Why exactly are you protecting a CGI, and then wanting to bypass the protection?
| 1:52 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Hi webdoctor, thank you for your reply.
The reason why I am protecting a CGI is because its actually on a network camera. The CGI handles all the commands for the camera. So if you send a command to the CGI to move right, the camera will pan right.
Considering you dont want all people to access the camera you need a username and password.
I understand how some browsers (like IE) are getting rid of the username:password@ but for some reason even though my browser is up to date it still works. (IE & FireFox)
Is there a way around this?
| 2:04 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Can't you send the commands to the camera by calling them through a wrapper script?
I'm thinking of a PHP script which checks the user has the right cookie / ip address / username and password and THEN sends the command directly to the camera, without the user ever seeing the direct command?
| 2:16 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I'm not very familiar with rapper scripts. How would I go about doing this?
| 2:40 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This thread [webmasterworld.com] talks about running commands from a script.
I get the feeling I still don't really understand what you're doing, or why you're doing this :-)
Visitors to your site are supposed to be controlling a camera, right? Except you want to restrict this to certain visitors? Do they have a password or something? Or are you able to restrict it to certain ip addresses?
| 3:39 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yeah it is kinda hard to explain what I'm trying to do.
It will not be on my website though. It is just a script I will be running in the background that will tell the camera to move to a certain spot at a specific time.
It is secured by a username and password and not by IP Address.
| 3:53 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|It is just a script I will be running in the background that will tell the camera to move to a certain spot at a specific time |
You are intent on triggering this movement at a particular time, through a web browser?
| 4:01 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes it would be through IE. The person using the script would just open it in IE and have it minimized on their desktop.