User Authentication

I've been playing with some different methods to do user authentication. Mostly for GCount, but also for some personal endeavors as well. It appears that IIS4 and Apache do their user authentication completely different.

This throws a wrench in the gears if you're trying to develop for both. I'm trying to be as cross platform as possible. I want to write something that anyone, running anything can run. I want to be non proprietary damnit!

Update: It looks like there may not be an easy way to do basic user authentication for both platforms. I'll just have to write a cookie/username system to do it.

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