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From Jess Holle <>
Subject Re: Some JK2 ideas
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2004 20:07:50 GMT
Costin Manolache wrote:

> Jess Holle wrote:
>> Henri Gomez wrote:
>>>> It's better then having people struggle with mod_jk config and 
>>>> feeling it's tomcat developer's job to support IIS.
>>> You could also suggest IIS users to switch to Apache 2.0.50 for 
>>> Windows :)
>> I'd love to -- and have.
>> Unfortunately, some have drank too much Microsoft Kool-Aid.
>> A good number desparately want NTLM-based authentication.  [They like 
>> the single-sign on for Windows clients, but they love the notion of 
>> better security than clear-text name/password, etc, without having to 
>> buy a server certificate or use HTTPS on their intranet.]  If Apache 
>> 2 had a stable module for this (whether or not it was from the ASF 
>> itself), I would think this would be a good step to get these folk to 
>> shift to Apache.
> Then it may be better to spend the time implementing an NTLM auth for 
> Tomcat and Apache instead of spending the time supporting IIS :-) 

Quite possibly...

Though there is also a sizable contingent of "we've got to have someone 
to sue" folk, i.e. they're down on open source software due to a lack of 
people to throw lawsuits at rather than due to a lack of support.

Sad but true....

Jess Holle

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