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From Dmitry Butskoy <...@odusz.so-cdu.ru>
Subject mod_auth_ntlm_winbind needs hosting
Date Mon, 09 Jul 2007 15:26:54 GMT
There is a module, "mod_auth_ntlm_winbind", which allows to authenticate 
users against a Windows domain using "NTLM" and "Negotiate" 
authentication mechanisms. The module uses a way, recommended by the 
Samba team -- it utilizes a special helper program "ntlm_auth", which 
interacts with Samba's "winbind" daemon. (This way Squid does ntlm already).

For historical reasons, this module still lives in Samba's CVS (see 
http://viewcvs.samba.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/mod_auth_ntlm_winbind/?root=lorikeet 
) and has no any normal "upstream". This does not mean that the module 
is unstable -- it is successfully used long time. Recently it was 
included into Debian and Fedora (I maintain it in Fedora, see 
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/7/SRPMS/mod_auth_ntlm_winbind-0.0.0-0.5.20070129svn713.fc7.src.rpm

)

Samba team think that this code is not something Samba-related (see 
http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2007-June/054186.html). 
Actually, it is Apache's httpd-related. Hence it have to be hosted 
somewhere in apache.org ...

Any comments?


Moreover, because of its current location, this module lacks good 
skilled httpd developers. There can be a lot of things to fix or to 
improve on it.

Could anyone look on it carefully?


Regards,
Dmitry Butskoy
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/DmitryButskoy

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