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Subject: Re: msn
Author: Xavier Roche
Date: 05/24/2001 18:52
> can i copy/mirror a msn side, this side reqaire a 
> passport to log on. if , hove can i do it with 

See a recent question/answer on the subject, posted in 
the forum:

Several authentication systems can be used, generally
you have 3 solutions:

1. Form based authentication
You get a login/password HTML page, sometimes with
some buttons or optional checkboxes
This can ONLY be captured using "ADD URL"/"CAPTURE"
because the POST request which is used is impossible
to "catch" with another solution. If you capture the
page using standard options (that is, enter the URL of
the page, and mirror it), you'll only get the login
page, and entering username/password/clicking on the
login button will put you to an online page.

2. Basic authentication
You get, the first time you are trying to access the
page, an alert box where you have to enter both
If you capture the page using standard options (that
is, enter the URL of the page, and mirror it), you'll
get an error page ("Unauthorized" or something
This can be captured using the username:password
scheme URL, as in:

3. Challenged authentication
Same as basic auth, but with a "domain", and a
challenge sent by the server.
This kind of authentication is NOT yet managed!
If you capture the page using standard options, you'll
only get an error page (Unauthorized).

Here are the most frequent cases, but many websites
also mix cookies or other things, which causes mirror
to be much more difficult.

Another problem is the mirror process itself: some
pages have a "logout" link, which destroy the cookie.
Problem: after having followed this link, HTTrack
won't be able to mirror the rest of the website..

Be sure that you defined proper filters (see the FAQ),
and used proper mirror method (either
username:password@yourURL or the "capture" tool). Some
sites won't work, however
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