Looks awesome -- do you know right-offhand whether it will play nice in a non-web application? It seems to, I'm exploring it now... the end goal pretty much will be a single-standalone exe/a.out executable, compiled with PAR.
Update: does not appear to be Win32 friendly. Is there anything in PPM that does the job? (i.e. directory authentication) -- doesn't appear to be. It appears these OpenPlugin guys are supporting SMB from the Linux/Unix side only (or something -- I can't say I blame them), given that even with VC++, etc, the makefiles still don't work. I seem to be cursed here :)
I appreciate the help -- 'moose