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It fails because of Basic Auth (ie "Connection Refused") ... I think you are missing concepts: "Connection refused" means that establishing a TCP connection to the server has failed. This has nothing to do with Basic Authentication which happens only after a successful TCP connection could be established. With Basic Authentication required the server ...


The only way to bypass authentication is if there was a website configuration error allowing you to do so. An actual website authentication bypass would create tremendous churn in the security community followed by high profile CVE's, expedited vendor patches, and likely raising the Infocon level.

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