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Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Dec 27 22:05:35 GMT 2000
> I have to admit, my personal feelings are against "...workgroup/server..."
> in any form. However, there may be a further problem with using "/" to
> delimit between workgroup and server name. What about these:
> (I'll skip the user/domain/password issue for the moment.)
> Could a workgroup name be the same as a local server name, thus making
> these impossible to differentiate?
Yes, it could. Thus bringing us to a difficult decision:
If we do not require the workgroup name as part of the URI, then where
does it come from?
The standard answer is to select a single workgroup/ntdomain name and
store it in a config file. That's quite limiting if you cannot override
it and see other workgroups/ntdomains.
Here are the things I would like to be able to specify in a URI:
- workgroup/ntdomain (perhaps the default value could come from some
config file--but we still want to be able to override it)
- username and password
- authentication domain (that is, do we present the authentication
request to the server or domain controller, or to a domain controller in
another domain to support trust relationships)
Have I covered everything?
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
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