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From Ortwin Glück <ortwin.glu...@nose.ch>
Subject Re: NTLM authentication to an MS Exchange web page account using HTTP Client V2.0
Date Wed, 30 Jun 2004 07:01:37 GMT


Roland Weber wrote:
> If the latter is true, there still might be a platform-independent class
> somewhere in sun.* or com.sun.*. 

Roland, you can safely call the sun.* and com.sun.* packages 
platform/implementation dependent. Apple have their own Java 
implementation, which is based on Sun's. If you are using 
implementations from IBM or BEA: They have no sun.* packages at all. 
Using sun packages ties your code tightly to a specific Java 
implementation. That is even worse than using native code, which is 
still portable among Java implementations.

If JNI is an option, you must of course provide a specific JNI module 
for every supported platform. This is not a bad thing. If you had used 
any other language you would have needed to do it as well. You can write 
your application such that it runs on any platform and can use the 
automatic NT credentials on supported platforms only. Think of it as a 
plug-in.

Ortwin Glück

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