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Re: Kerberos authentication in libwww?

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:25:16 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0406011322010.32182@linux3.contactor.se>

On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Steinar Bang wrote:

> I've been looking at what libcurl does, in its Kerberos support.  From the
> code http_negotiate.c source file, it looks like it uses something called
> SPNEGO to handle the binary chunks.

SPNEGO apparently means "Simple and Protected GSS-API Negotiation Mechanism"
and is a Microsoft thing.

> I haven't yet figured out whether SPNEGO is an API, or just the name of a
> way of doing things.

I think it's a defined way to do the gss-api thing slightly differently.

> The modgssapache project[4], includes a library called fbopenssl, which has
> functions that matches the calls done from http_negotiate.c in libcurl.

libcurl relies on fbopenssl for SPNEGO support, yes, and on an external
library that provides a GSS-API (like Heimdal) for standard "GSS-Negotiation".

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