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Re: Bug in Digest authentication: Request with digest authentication fails if nonce is expired / GIT pull request #40

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From:
Mark Allen
Date:
August 16, 2013 16:31
Subject:
Re: Bug in Digest authentication: Request with digest authentication fails if nonce is expired / GIT pull request #40
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I know it can be frustrating to wait on an open PR, I've been there, done that.

These are the people who can merge your PR

https://github.com/libwww-perl?tab=members


It looks like Gisle Aas, Matt Trout and Karen Etheridge have permission on PAUSE to release a new
distribution.

It might be worthwhile to gently nudge one of these people in IRC via irc.perl.org 

In the meantime, it sounds like you've patched the problem on your own fork. Using a tool like
Pinto, Stratopan or Carton you could deploy your fork into your environment if you can't wait.

Whether that is a Good Idea or Terribly Impractical depends on a lot of factors unrelated to 
getting your PR merged.

Cheers,

Mark


________________________________
 From: stefan lauterbach <sl@pli.de>
To: libwww@perl.org 
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 5:19 AM
Subject: Bug in Digest authentication: Request with digest authentication fails if nonce is expired / GIT pull request #40
 

Hello,

When I used digest authentication in libwww, I came across the issue 
that the nonce expiry is not handled correctly, as described in issue 
#39 on github (by me). I also found an existing bug report on rt, which 
describes the problem even better: 
https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=75908.

I spent a lot of time to understand the module structure and fixed the 
issue, I also created tests for it (fixing also some other tests that 
were non-operational), and I created pull request #40.

I have not received any response since. As also several other pull 
requests are unanswered, the module looks quite unmaintained.

Please have a look at this, I really do not want to bother anyone, but 
it is a real problem in a subcase of a central perl library, the fix is 
already provided.

I am also ready to give more details and to improve my solution, if you 
find any issues with it. However, I would not like to see my efforts 
wasted. Please advise me how to proceed.

Thank you.
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