[jcifs] JCIFS on a cluster

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Fri Feb 17 19:02:28 GMT 2006

On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:30:58 -0500
Abhijeet Sarwate <abhijeet.sarwate at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I use JCIFS for transparent authentication for my web app deployed on a
> cluster on Linux (RHEL)
> Transparent login works for some windows desktops but for some of the
> desktops, it keeps popping the network password dialog. I changed the IE
> settings so that the my web site is part of local intranet. But it keeps
> popping up the network password dialog some or the other time. What is the
> best way to debug this? If I use the network sniffer, what would I look for?
> Secondly,
> This does not happen if the app is deployed on a single server,

As Richard stated, due to the multi-step nature of the NTLM HTTP
authentication protocol it will not work all of the time. Your
easiest, quickest solution is to switch to Kerberos GSSAPI HTTP
authentication. That will work in a cluster environment because the
credential is sent in a single token.


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