[jcifs] Re: SPNEGO NTLM/Kerberos

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jun 2 04:20:34 GMT 2004

Michael B Allen wrote:
> Well so far we don't have any such dependencies. Presumably if we did
> kerberos or similar and you didn't have some require library, the client
> would still function provided you didn't use that functionality.

I guess I'm concerned about things like that, like a DCE/RPC framework, etc.
If jCIFS will work without those (obviously, without the associated
functionality, as you say) then my conscience is clear.  :)

> The real obsticle for embedded systems is that the embedded VM is much
> more limited. In particular there is no i18n conversion IIRC. That's not
> too hard to fix but what it really boils down to is there's no interest.
> Would you rather we work on RPC and SPNEGO or some feature nobody has even
> asked about?

The features no one has asked about are the ones that have the greatest
potential win.  No one was asking about CIFS in Java when I started writhing
that initial bit of kludge-code.

We have, however, had people ask about embedded jCIFS.  Someone even ported
jCIFS to the TINI board back 'round 0.6.x.  (...or was it 0.4.x?)

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