[Samba] NTLM authoriaztion & Samba (and other SMB-compatible) servers.

abartlet at samba.org abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 9 01:13:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 11:13:25AM +0400, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
> Hello Andrew,
> Tuesday, April 09, 2002, 1:40:40 AM, you wrote:
> >> BTW, could I use libsmbclient for cli_logon() and other functions?
> >> I've looked at samba code, and understand, that forwarding of pakcets
> >> need RPC and IPC$ code, and it is huge amount of it.
> AB> I'm not sure if the right stuff is exported, but in any case, as soon as
> AB> you link to Samba your project becomes subject to the GPL.
>   It could be optional. And there is, libsmbclient WILL NOT BE PART OF
>   MY PROJECT, only optional feature. I will not use CODE from this
>   library. So, it is not so clear, will be my project GPL in this case
>   or not. But in ANY case, this list is not a right place for such
>   discussions.

This is why you should use the winbind client interface.  This explicitly 
allows arbitarily licenced clients to contact winbind, which can do a *much*
better job of authenticating the user than any other method.  This is becouse
it can use its domain trust account to specify both the challange an the 

> >>   Samba-grabbed, I know. But I want BSD, so I wrote this by hands,
> >>   using info from squid-realted doc.
> AB> Is it?  Samba didn't have an easily grabbable NTLMSSP client when I
> AB> first saw references to this in fetchmail
>    Oh yes, it is my fault. It is `libntlm 0.21'

Got a reference for this project?  As I said, we need to get some coordination 
around here...

Andrew Bartlett

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