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From "James Carman (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (VFS-316) HttpFileSystemConfigBuilder needs option for preemptive authentication
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:50:33 GMT

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James Carman commented on VFS-316:
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Do you have a test case for this?

> HttpFileSystemConfigBuilder needs option for preemptive authentication
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: VFS-316
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VFS-316
>             Project: Commons VFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: IIS WebDAV
>            Reporter: David Hausladen
>             Fix For: 2.0
>
>         Attachments: PREEMPTIVEAUTH.patch
>
>
> I find that the credential challenges produced by the WebdavFileSystem as it uses the
HttpClient creates a great deal of superfluous HTTP traffic just to perform BASIC authentication.
 In some scenarios, dumbed-down preemptive authentication is needed for swifter traversals
of the repository.
> I suggest adding preemptive authentication to HttpFileSystemConfigBuilder and HttpClientFactory
to address this problem.

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