[Serusers] www_authorize vs proxy_authorize

Jan Janak jan at iptel.org
Thu Feb 12 19:29:39 CET 2004

On 12-02 19:29, Olle E. Johansson wrote:
> Jan Janak wrote:
> >On 12-02 17:01, Alessio Focardi wrote:
> >>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.
> So for a SUBSCRIBE, I guess that www_authorize is used?

  It depends. A proxy (ser without pa module) forwarding SUBSCRIBER will 
  use proxy_auhorize, presence server (ser with pa module) will use 


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