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Bug#364073: ITP: libntlm -- NTLM authentication library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Yvan Bassuel <yvan@brutux.org>

* Package name    : libntlm
  Version         : 0.3.10
  Upstream Author : Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org>
* URL             : http://josefsson.org/libntlm/
* License         : LGPL
  Description     : NTLM authentication library

 NTLM is an authentication protocol used in various Microsoft network
 protocol implementations and supported by the NTLM Security Support
 Provider ("NTLMSSP"). Originally used for authentication and negotiation
 of secure DCE/RPC, NTLM is also used throughout Microsoft's systems as
 an integrated single sign-on mechanism.
 NTLM employs a challenge-response mechanism for authentication, in  which
 clients are able to prove their identities without sending a  password to
 the server. It consists of three messages, commonly referred  to as Type 1
 (negotiation), Type 2 (challenge) and Type 3 (authentication).

This code was initially taken mostly from the Samba project and was
initially intended for use with Microsoft Exchange Server when it is
configured to require NTLM authentication for clients of it's IMAP
server. Today, libntlm contains re-written code, so that the license
is now LGPL instead of the GPL that would be inherited from the Samba

Libntlm can be used by gsasl, a GNU library that implements the IETF Simple
Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) framework.


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