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Auth Challenge troubles... [Aug. 26th, 2004|12:42 am]
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I'm having a problem with getting the challenge method to work; in fact, I can't get it to work at all.

I've studied the protocol documentation and tried looking at the perl example, but I'm not all that familiar with perl.

For right now, in the first stages of my client development, I'm starting off with the flat protocol. I have the client logging in with the clear text, but I don't know how to do the challenge method.

What exactly am I supposed to send to the server to issue the challenge? And how is it sent?

"Essentially, you generate a challenge by issuing a blank request to the getchallenge method. If your method call is successful you're given:"

How is that blank request to the getchallenge method issued?


From: dagon
2004-08-26 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh my god that was so easy! I had been trying to issue the command by using auth_method=challenge (which I now understand that it's only used when you're logging in (mode=login)), and sending just getchallenge, and a couple other ways of trying it.

Thanks a lot.

And yes indeed, I'm using VB6, although I know C a -little- bit more than I know perl. :)

I -think-, at least from what I've seen, that my client will be the first VB6 client -- or at least the first that will be open source (most likely). I know I'm a little behind the times with VB6, and a lot of people are using some flavor of .NET, but I love my good ol VB6.

Thanks for the help guys!
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