[jcifs] Davenport authentication via web folders

Paul Scott paul.scott at kau.se
Wed Jan 12 14:05:29 GMT 2005


I am a new user of Davenport, trying out version 0.9.10. I am hoping to
be able use it to provide internet access to over 10,000 student home
directories which are currently not otherwise accessible outside of our
library network. 

I have some encountered some unexpected behaviour when trying to view a
directory as a web folder. 

I can authenticate successfully using NTLM against our domain controller
and see my directory displayed as a web page. When I click on the header
link to view the page as a web folder, I get a dialog box asking for my
username and password again. 

If I re-type the username and password it simply brings up the dialog
box again and again (is if I'd typed in the wrong details).

In order to see the directory displayed as a web folder in IE, I have to
click on Cancel. Then it displays the contents as a web folder correctly
and I access my files without been prompted for my credentials again. 

This problem is not reproducible 100% of the time. Mostly it behaves
like I've described, but occasionally it works and simply displays the
web folder. 

If I disable NTLM (enableNTLM=false) and use basic authentication (over
SSL), then it seems to work properly all the time.

I have only specified a domain and domain controller in the
authentication settings section of the configuration file.

The server running Davenport is not on the same subnet as the domain
controller and the file server to which it is connecting.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to my problem? Thanks in advance.

Paul Scott.

Paul Scott, System Administrator
IT-enheten, Karlstad University, 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden
+46 (0)54-700-2307 icq: 272824579 http://www.kau.se

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