NTLM Authentication Supported by Mozilla on All Platforms

Tuesday November 18th, 2003

Microsoft's NTLM authentication protocol, popular on Windows-based corporate networks, is now supported by Mozilla on all platforms. Previously, NTLM authentication was only available to Windows Mozilla users, requiring the presence of the Windows SSPI API. Now, the SSPI code has been discarded and a cross-platform implementation has been checked in. Bug 224653 has more details, including a list of caveats.

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by Ark42

Wednesday November 19th, 2003 11:41 PM

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I don't care about processes or task lists or junk like that either. In the future if I download the Mozilla Suite and it includes Firebird and Thunderbird instead of the current bundle, thats fine, as long as it works the same with the shortcut bar in the lower left of the programs to launch my email program and my irc program (being thunderbird and chatzilla). If FTP is supposed to be a separate program, I want it officially supported as part of the default Suite Download and I want a icn in the compenent bar for it. That seems quite sill though, FTP should be part of the browser just like HTTP, HTTPS, gopher, etc. Part of FTP is uploading and deleting files from the remote server, just like part of HTTP is the ability to do file-posts via forms that accept a file. I consider the current browsers FTP functionality mostly broken, and personally this is more important to me, and probably many other people, then whether its good or bad design to split up the big program into separate smaller programs that work the same together anyways.