ntlm_auth question

Kai Blin kai at samba.org
Wed Aug 12 07:37:23 MDT 2009

On Wednesday 12 August 2009 09:24:43 Mohan Narayanaswamy wrote:

Hi Mohan,

> I am trying to use ntml_auth's ( samba 3.4) gss-spnego helper protocol
> for cifs proxy authentication. I checked the man page and it says it is
> similar to squid ntlmssp but undocumented outside the source.

Hm, I'm pretty sure the protocol for talking to ntlm_auth is exactly like the 
ntlmssp protocol. However, I'm not sure if many people are using the spnego 
helper, so it might be pretty untested.

> Is this still undocumented ? Are there better documentations for this
> gss-spnego helper protocol ?
> Is the usage of ntlm_auth restricted in some way  for other external
> applications ?

I seem to remember that using ntlm_auth in server mode requires access rights 
to the winbindd privileged pipe. so you need to make sure that is accounted 


Kai Blin
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