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Re: Authorized Users Question

On Wed, 1 Oct 1997, Peter Graham, RUL wrote:

> But Rutgers users coming from home via aol, or borrowing a
> machine on their visit to Champaign-Urbana, are out of luck, for their
> link to the JSTOR page will be seen as originating from a non-subscribing
> (let's say) site. 
> So Tony is quite right; we have a problem.  --pg

Our Systems Librarian has put together a successful workaround for this,
as nearly 15% of our student body users are coming from remote sites. 
Here's her description: 

"We use Expect to get the patrons, and a perl script to generate the dbm
database, and then the "satisfy any" directive with AuthDBMUserFile with
the apache config.  There is a good article in Apache Week (which is where
we got the idea for doing this) at -- DBM User Authentication."

John Creech
Electronic Resources Librarian & Asst. Head of Reference | Central Washington
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