Kernel Build Knob for kgssapi_krb5?

b. f. bf1783 at
Mon Oct 26 06:16:24 UTC 2009

>Is there a knob somewhere to enable building of the kgssapi_krb5 module?

I don't see any for the module -- Doug Rabson doesn't seem to have
added it to /usr/src/sys/modules/Makefile in r184588:

And I see that it has some implicit dependencies, like INET6, so the
kinks have not been ironed out of this portion of the code.  You could

cd /usr/src/sys/modules/kgssapi_krb5 && make obj && make depend &&
make && make install

>I have just built 8.0-RC2/i386 and decided to have a look at the
>(experimental) NFSv4 stuff.  I included options NFSD and NFSCL in my
>kernel configuration.  nfsd(8) indicates that gssd(8) has to be running
>in order for the server to provide gss/krb5 access control.  If I try
>starting gssd(8) it complains of a missing kgssapi_krb5 kernel module.
>The module hasn't been built.  I've checked the GENERIC and NOTES files
>and can't find any reference to kgssapi_krb5.  Is there an undocumented
>configuration option for this?
>Also, is there a "getting started" or "how to test" page somewhere to
>give us some clues to get this going?

See the commit message mentioned above.  Also, the primary author,
Rick Macklem, has a tutorial:


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