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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.


#19 ftp functionality

by dwoodard

Sunday June 20th, 2004 8:39 PM

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The original browser, Mosaic, got its name precisely because it combined the functionality of many programs in one.

I recently found how important FTP functionality including upload capability is; there's no other simple way a group can share large files like engineering drawings using the web wihout having to get the other users to learn or download new software.

Internt Explorer is, as much as I hate to say it, fairly clever about this; you can upload a file to an ftp archive by drag-and-drop and delete it by right click and select-from-popup. Netscape 4 allowed a fairly easy upload method but npo delete.

It doesn;t have to be exactly like this, but having ftp upload capability without changing programs would be useful. There are only two commands, upload ad delete, that are really needed.