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From Dmitry Butskoy <...@odusz.so-cdu.ru>
Subject Re: mod_auth_ntlm_winbind needs hosting
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 13:24:08 GMT
Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> 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

> )
>
>
[snip]

> 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?
>

Is some progress on it possible in near future?

What I need exactly now is to check the code itself by httpd folk. (The 
decision where it should be hosted can be delayed...)


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


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