OT: what's the best Apache smb module?
tpot at samba.org
Mon May 2 23:48:24 GMT 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 09:54 +1200, Jason Haar wrote:
> The best one I can find is smbauth (http://tekrat.com/smbauth/) but it
> won't compile (actually, it compiles - it won't install) on Fedora (and
> Google also says Solaris).
> Surely I'm not the only one wanting to use SMB authentication from a
> Unix Web environment? What do you all use?
> PS: I'm surprised that this isn't such a much-wanted feature that it
> came standard on systems - e.g as an RPM,etc.
Last time I looked at this (which was a while ago I admit) there was a
problem linking (GPL licensed) Samba code with (Apache licensed) Apache
code. This is probably why there isn't a standard module that everyone
There has been a whole lot of work on a standalone executable called
ntlm_auth which is used in the Squid project to authenticate proxy
connections. Since this runs as a separate process there are no
licensing problems. I don't know if anyone has made an apache module
There is also mod_ntlm_winbind which does useful things with
authentication, user groups etc. You need to be running winbindd on the
same host you are running apache on for this to work though.
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