rlm_cache and ntlm_auth

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Nov 25 14:07:54 CET 2013

On 25/11/13 12:26, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:
> Probably a simple question, but I've Googled it and I can't find the
> answer.
> Is it possible to wrap an ntlm_auth backend in rlm_cache? Our active

No. Each mschap challenge is a random value, and the response depends on 
the challenge.

> directory is frequently quite slow. If we were able to grab at least
> some of these authentications from the cache I think it would help a lot.
> I don't know exactly what data is returned from NTLM, is it cacheable or
> does it have to be fresh each time? By the fact that I haven't found any
> mention of anyone doing this, I suspect it's probably not possible.


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