Very interesting Opera 6 and Outlook Web Access behavior:

From: Parker, Mitch (mitch_parker@DIGINEXUS.COM)
Date: 02/04/02

Date:         Mon, 4 Feb 2002 12:56:30 -0500
From: "Parker, Mitch" <mitch_parker@DIGINEXUS.COM>

Here's the problem:

Outlook Web Access with domain authentication set up can be bypassed using
Opera 6 by doing the following:

1. Enter in a proper username and password in the dialog box.
2. When the second attempt for a password comes up, hit cancel.
3. Outlook Web Access comes up with your information:

Testing platform:

Exchange Server:

MS Exchange Server 5.5 SP4 with Hotfixes
Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 2 with Hotfixes
IIS 5.0 with Hotfixes and configured for domain authentication

Test Workstation:

Opera 6.0 Web Browser
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2 with Hotfixes
IE 6.0 with hotfixes (since it changes OS behavior anyway)

I find this to be rather disturbing. Does this happen in Exchange 2000?

Mitch Parker
Diginexus Corporation

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