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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: NTLM stuff, again; was Re: MIME module (svn commit: r615594 ff)
Date Fri, 01 Feb 2008 18:59:33 GMT

On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 19:48 +0100, Roland Weber wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
> > 
> > The trouble is that even if we had clear-cut guidelines about the use of
> > LGPL libraries in ASF projects it would not get any further, because at
> > this point no one expressed willingness to take upon the task of writing
> > an auth scheme based on JCIFS. It will not be me at any rate. So,
> > presently there is no way around depending on our old code, barring
> > dropping NTLM support altogether. The question is whether we want to
> > depend on the HttpClient 3.1 binary or import old NTLM code to the new
> > codeline.
> 
> Contrib code that depends on the HttpClient 3.1 binary is my preference.
> I'd be interested in looking into jCIFS, but will have no spare cycles
> for it. It would be good to have some NTLM code to get HTTPCLIENT-652
> right, but we could also work that out with dummy state or SSL client
> authentication. If there is a lot of interest in NTLM support from the
> community, there should also be volunteers.
> The reason why I want to defer this discussion beyond alpha3 is that I
> will not have cycles left for HTTPCLIENT-652 either, and that seems to
> be a prerequisite for NTLM support.
> 

All right. Let's postpone the decision for one more ALPHA release

Oleg

> cheers,
>   Roland
> 
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