Simply, HTTP Authentification
Header("WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm='something'")
does not work with microsoft product, so you need to buy Microsoft
authentification from Microsoft to do  something like it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodolfo Gonzalez" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 6:29 AM
Subject: [PHP] File download + HTTP auth problem.

> Hello,
> I have this simple script called index.php in a directory protected with
> HTTP auth (require valid-user):
> <?php
>       $archivo = '/somewhere/out/docroot/registro.csv';
>       header('Content-Type: application/octect-stream');
>       header('Content-Length: '.filesize($archivo));
>       header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=registro.csv');
>       @readfile($archivo);
> ?>
> When I access the directory with Netscape/Mozilla/Galeon it works fine,
> Apache "asks" the login and password and the script sends the file. But
> with MSIE 6.x (from Windows XP) it does not work: it presents the download
> dialog asking to save or open the file, but then MSIE reports an error
> and does not download the file. I discovered later that Konqueror asks for
> the login and password again when the download starts. What could be
> causing this?. Thanks in advance.
> Rodolfo.
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