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Re: [PATCH ] Add new options negotiate-gssapi=service and proxy-negotiate-gssapi-service

From: Markus Moeller <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 19:28:37 +0100

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Fandrich" <>
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.web.curl.general,gmane.comp.web.curl.library
To: <>
Cc: "curl-library" <>
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: [PATCH ] Add new options negotiate-gssapi=service and

> On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 07:38:23PM +0100, Markus Moeller wrote:
>> This patch adds two new options to set the Kerberos service principal
>> name for
>> negotiate authentication. This is useful if you want to access a web
>> server or
>> proxy via a secondary interface.
>> Could you please review and add to the next release ?
> This looks like the patch someone wanted almost exactly 6 years ago:
> Which is an indication
> of
> how much the principal developers use Kerberos--i.e. not much. Which also
> makes
> it difficult to find knowledgeable reviewers.
> The patch sounds fine to me, but I'm not one of those mythical
> knowledgeable
> reviewers :-) I noticed what looked like a typo that appeared a couple
> of places: kttp. The comments for CURL_DEFAULT_NEGOTIATE_*GSSAPI_SERVICE
> mention
> socks5.

Thank you . Fixed it.

> Finally, it seems to me that "negotiate" and "gssapi" are really
> synonymous in this context, and the options probably don't need both in
> their
> names.

They are not exactly synonymous. Negotiate can be Kerberos or NTLM. and if
it is Kerberos it is a GSSAPI/SPNEGO token.
If you like you can remove gssapi, but I wanted to keep it similar to what I
did for socks.

> For future revisions, please leave out generated files like
> tool_hugehelp.c
> and please use the curl-library mailing list instead.

I was wondering how that file gets created :-)

>>>> Dan


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