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RE: New authentication scheme for viewing TT data

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  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 07:28:05 +0100
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    sorry if I caused you confusion.  In a mail to tt-hosts last Friday, Ana
Susanj told us about the new authentication scheme, and said:

	"The old style website, together with the generic ttraffic account will
	stay up until approximately end of June."

When we sought clarification, this is what Mark Santcroos wrote:

	"Not all testbox hosts want to expose the quality of their network to the
	public, therefor (by default) you will only be able to view the traffic
	that is related to your testbox.

	That means that the generic user/passwd combination to view all data will
	eventually disappear."

As I say, I understand the need for the change, but wonder could its
effects, particularly that of Mark's last sentence above, be mitigated.

All the best.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rene Wilhelm [
] > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 12:28 AM > To: mike.norris@localhost > Cc: tt-host@localhost tt-wg@localhost > Subject: Re: New authentication scheme for viewing TT data > > > Hello Mike, > > On Mon, 23 Apr 2001 mike.norris@localhost wrote: > > > service. In particular, common access to each other's TT > data is due > > to go at the end of June, and this will mean that each of us can > > look only at our own results. We will lose the ability to compare > > our results more widely, which, however you look at it, is > a significant > > change in the value of the results. > > There is some confusion here, the general, shared, account > giving access > to all TTM plots is also available on the > website; so > when that server takes over from the current machine, > tt-hosts will, in principle, continue to have access to plots from all > other sites. Only the look-and-feel of the main pages will > have changed. > > The new authentication scheme was setup in repsonse to > requests to provide > access to the results obtained with a test-box to customers of the > hostsing organisation. However, the implemented scheme is > very flexible, > should a site feel strongly about it, we can change the > access priviliges > such that their main .../ttm/Plots/ttXY page is not visible from the > general username/passwd combination. > > These ideas have been presented before to both the mailing list and > the tt-wg at the last RIPE meeting. You may wish to (re)read the > thread "Access to RIPE-TT data from third parties (fwd)" in > > > /threads.html as well as Henk's follow up e-mail dd. 14 Feb 2001 : I hope this clarifies the matter. With best regards, -- Rene =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- = Rene Wilhelm RIPE Network Coordination Centre Email: wilhelm@localhost Test Traffic Measurements Phone: +31 20 535 4417 Amsterdam, the Netherlands Fax: +31 20 535 4445 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- =

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