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From Alex Karasulu <aok...@bellsouth.net>
Subject Re: [mina] SASL support
Date Thu, 05 May 2005 14:39:40 GMT
Vinod Panicker wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Basically got to thinking on this and realized that it wouldn't be
>proper if SASL support is integrated into MINA.  SASL is supposed to
>be utilized by existing protocols as a means of providing
>authentication.  
>
Right and the underlying protocol must be aware of the mechanism.  LDAP 
has to be.  I guess it was just more wishful thinking that we could have 
a MINA filter handle all cases.

>Its not an independent protocol in itself.  In the
>case of ApacheDS, the LDAP protocol would be carrying SASL data as
>well.  So actually SASL should be implemented by the ProtocolHandler
>rather than as a MINA filter.
>  
>
I agree there is no way around it.

Alex


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