This being SASL:
> > I know I tried to make
> > it work on win32 once and failed miserably. (Then again, I've
> > on Linux as well, but not quite as bad. And it's not included in
> > Linux distributions, at least it wasn't when I checked a while
> Well, I know Redhat has RPM's that look reasonable. I'm not a big
> Linux user myself. (More a BSD bigot, to be honest.)
Well, Redhat != Linux, really :P
Over to GSSAPI:
> In theory, you get to plug in other mechanisms than Kerberos. In
> practice I think this only worked on Solaris, until very recently.
FWIW, Microsoft have supported NTLM over GSSAPI since.. eh. Back in
1999, I guess, with the first pre-releases of Windows 2000.
> Wire compatibility with a native Windows API (the SSPI), if it's
> used correctly. (Google for posts by Jeffrey Altman for references
> to example code.)
This, IMHO, is a big win if we can pull it off. It would significantly
lower the barrier for getting Kerberos working properly in pg on Win32.
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