OT: what's the best Apache smb module?

Tim Potter 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
with this.

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.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/attachments/20050503/43013b5d/attachment.bin

More information about the samba-technical mailing list