[Samba] authenticating to an NTLM proxy from a Linux http cli ent

Parsons, Drew ParsonsD at knox.nsw.edu.au
Tue Apr 13 23:46:41 GMT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
> Sent: Sunday, 1 February 2004 9:14 PM
> > 
> > I understand that samba3 is able to provide NTLM 
> authentication, but I can't
> > see how it could be set up to pass on that authentication 
> to the proxy
> > server. Samba won't act as an in-between "transparent 
> proxy" that way, will it?
> > 
> > Is there a solution I've missed? Is there any way samba can 
> be leveraged to
> > connect to the proxy server?  Or if it really Can't Be 
> Done, could someone
> > kindly say so and put me out of my misery?
> Samba has an NTLMSSP client and server implementation, that 
> can be used
> by external programs.  The interface is currently not the 
> best, but you
> can call ntlm_auth over stdio to do the job.  (This presumes 
> you wish to
> modify the source to wget or apt-get).
> This is in Samba 3.0.2, of which we just released rc2.

It'd be nice to have the time to hack all the various unix clients to
support NTLM authenthication.

But wanting to just get the job done, I've found another solution: ntlmaps
(NTLM authentication proxy server).  It's home page is
http://ntlmaps.sourceforge.net/, but I packaged it up for Debian
It lets me proxy for wget and apt-get.

Thanks anyway,

Drew Parsons
dparsons at emerall.com

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