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 From:  Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: feature request
 Date:  Fri, 10 Dec 2004 11:02:02 -0500
Manuel Kasper wrote:

> Christoph Gysin said:
>> Barry Mather wrote:
>>> Would be good to include a logout button that ditches the auth session,
>>> for fairly obvious reasons ...
>>
>> I also vote for this feature. Is there any reason why this isn't in
>> monowall yet?
> 
> You can't really "logout" with HTTP authentication; you'd have to convince
> your browser to forget the login credentials that you entered, so it's a
> browser issue. There's no "session" on m0n0wall that could be killed; the
> credentials are sent with each request. We could return a 401 response, as
> this makes some browsers clear the cached credentials, but AFAIR this
> isn't necessarily true.

Mozilla's progress on this bug:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55181
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=260839 (successor to the first bug)

It seems from comment #101 in the first bug that they haven't even considered
applying this to firefox:
    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55181#c101

Which makes me think: Who the heck decides what makes it from Mozilla to Firefox?

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