"TP" == Todd Pfaff email@example.com writes:
TP> what i'd like to suggest is that we make the interface more TP> uniform by eliminating the 'Alias' path and access both TP> private and public archives via a single cgi-bin interface. TP> if the archive is private we require authentication, if not we TP> simply bypass the authentication.
We specifically decided not to do this because we didn't want to take the performance hit for the more common situation of public archives. With the current arrangement, public archives are vended directly (and quickly) by the http server, while public archives are forced to go through the slower cgi for authentication purposes.