Re: passwords and ref's

Brian Godette (
Wed, 06 May 1998 13:20:16 -0600

At 02:26 PM 5/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 11:06 AM 5/6/98 -0500, Jason Williams wrote:
>>On Wed, 6 May 1998, Steve Berry wrote:
>>> i like the new ver of cornell cu-seeme for win95 but the prob is some
>>> that i visit need a password and i do not see how to put one in for loging
>>> on to them. how can this be done or can it?
>>As far as I know, it can't. You CAN use Conference IDs just fine, but
>>passwords are a White Pine only feature for now. I still think that any
>>public reflector that requires passwords isn't thinking of the people who
>>use their reflector.
>When it comes time to log in, the participant goes to a specific MPCS web
>page. They enter their user ID and password. When they are authenticated,
>the are admitted to the conference in a "one time admit" command, and can
>then fire up a client (CU, NetMeeting, Intel Business Video) and connect to
>the conference they were autheticated for. Attendees who are not
>authenticated will not be able to connect.

Sounds just like what's been done with a CGI script, ERef, the refmon from
ERef, and admits :)

>Another methodology which allows for some level of conference security is
>scheduling. If you schedule a conference to be enabled from 8am to 10am
>EST, then clearly nobody can connect at 4am because the conference is not
>even enabled.

Something ERef doesn't do but is "Real Simple TM". Perhaps when I spend my
monthly Saturday night working on it I'll add it.