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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: svn commit: r655311 - in /httpcomponents/httpclient/trunk: NTLM_SUPPORT.txt RELEASE_NOTES.txt
Date Sun, 11 May 2008 18:57:42 GMT
On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 19:48 +0100, sebb wrote:
> On 11/05/2008, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 15:20 +0100, sebb wrote:
> >  > On 11/05/2008, olegk@apache.org <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> >  > > Author: olegk
> >  > >  Date: Sun May 11 06:01:02 2008
> >  > >  New Revision: 655311
> >  > >
> >  > >  URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=655311&view=rev
> >  > >  Log:
> >  > >  Added NTLM_SUPPORT.txt document describing steps necessary to NTLM enable
Httpclient
> >  > >
> >  >
> >  > AFAIK, Sun Java includes NTLM code on Windows only (because of licensing issues)
> >  >
> >  > Can HTTPClient use the Sun implementation if present?
> >  > Or must it use an external implementation?
> >  >
> >
> >
> > That would be an option. However, I would like to leave it up to
> >  external contributors to provide a solution for. For me the most
> >  important thing is that we some sort of functional NTLM auth scheme, so
> >  we could go on with the development and move toward finalizing the 4.0
> >  API. The JCIFS based stuff is good enough.
> >
> 
> That's fine, but not quite what I meant.
> 
> Can HttpClient use the Sun Windows NTLM code, or is it restricted to
> using an external provider?
> 

I am not sure I understand the distinction. If someone figures out how
to implement NTLMEngine interface using ´╗┐Sun Windows NTLM code shipped
with the JRE, that would be enough. Whether that would be considered
using an internal or external provider, I cannot tell.

Oleg


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