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Re: Merging ra_serf-auth branch back to trunk.

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: 2007-11-26 18:47:54 CET

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, svnlgo@mobsol.be wrote:
>
>> With the recent code changes in serf trunk (to be released real soon now) I got
>> the NTLM authentication code in ra_serf working on Windows. Working means, most
>> of our tests our working - expect authz_tests, but that's normal - and as far as
>> I know it's free of aborts. The current implementation is pretty basic and I
>> didn't test it extensively yet, I don't have all the required infrastructure
>> either. It's most likely not working in all situations where neon NTLM does
>> work.
>>
>> Summarizing, the code works for me, but it's not production ready.
>>
>> My question is, how do you guys think about merging the ra_serf-auth code back
>> to trunk? I'd like to do that now, before 1.5 is released, so people interested
>> in using and testing ra_serf can give feedback on its NTLM support. The
>> ra_serf-auth branch only contains NTLM specific code and is ra_serf specific,
>> so it's not impacting any of our 'production' code.
>>
>> If no one objects I'll merge the branch back to trunk later today and add a note
>> in our release notes indicating its experimental status.
> ...
>
> So long as it's not a destabilizing change for existing ra_serf
> functionality, I see no reason to hold it back.

The first part developed on that branch was a reorganization of the
ra_serf auth code to make it easy to plug in new authn implementations.
That part was already merged to trunk some time ago (in the 1.5 timeframe).

What's remaining is an implementation of NTLM which is plugged in next
to Basic auth, and only used when the server sends a "WWW-Authenticate:
NTLM" header.

Lieven

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