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Re: Howto question - SOAP on the command line

From: Ralph Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 06:48:25 -0500

Cool!! Sounds like exactly what I need in a couple of cases!

That could fix Dan's problem too.


On 4/20/05, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Ralph Mitchell wrote:
> > How does --anyauth work? Is it pinging the server first, then examining the
> > returned headers to see what kind of auth might be being demanded?
> Yes, it runs the operation first without any authorization header at all. If
> that works, all is fine. If not, it checks the response headers to see what
> auth methods the server accepts and picks one of them and re-sends the request
> using that.
> In some cases, this will cause curl to send the whole POST once just to have
> it discarded by the server and then it sends it again using one of the
> "suggested" authentication methods.
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