[Serusers] www_authorize vs proxy_authorize

Jan Janak jan at iptel.org
Thu Feb 12 17:05:35 CET 2004

On 12-02 17:01, Alessio Focardi wrote:
> Hello 'serusers,
> I would love a quick hint ...
> what is the difference between www_authorize and proxy_authorize ?

  www_authorize is usually used when the entity generating it is the
  final destination of the request. Registrar uses www_authorize, for
  example. When ser reiceives a REGISTER, it will not forward it
  anywhere but it will process it internally using save("location"). In
  this situation www_authorize should be used.

  When ser receives an INVITE, it will (optionally) look up the Request
  URI in the location database and then forward it. In this case
  proxy_authorize should be used because ser will forward the request.

  The only difference between the two commands is the name of header
  fields used for digest challenge and response.


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