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From Steve Johnson <sjohn...@mercury.com>
Subject RE: NTLM quality
Date Tue, 28 Dec 2004 15:15:59 GMT
Hi All,

Here is feedback from a person.
They might contribute their changes if desired.
Thank you very much for the information about the HTTP client SiteScope uses. With the source
code available I
was able to work around the problem.

Apache HttpClient has two shortcomings preventing it to interoperate with JCIFS 0.7.3. First,
as I mentioned
before, it uses OEM encoding, while JCIFS 0.7.3 can only deal with 2-byte LSB UNICODE. Second,
the client does
not do NT authentication (surprise, surprise!), it only computes Lan Manager response. JCIFS
0.7.3 expects NT
authentication to be available.

So, essentially I had to rewrite the NTLM code in the client, to make it use UNICODE and NT
authentication by
default and replace it in the JAR file. Works like a charm.
Let me know,

Steve Johnson, Software Engineer, sjohnson@mercury.com
direct 720.564.6532 


-----Original Message-----
From: Ortwin Gl├╝ck [mailto:ortwin.glueck@nose.ch] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 9:57 AM
To: HttpClient Project
Subject: NTLM quality

Dear fellow committers,

I guess we are currently blind regarding updates to NTLM specs on 
davenport. We should establish a system that ensures we will be notified 
when we need to change the NTLM class. An alternative might be using an 
external test suite to run against the NTLM class. jCIFS and Samba comes 
to mind.


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