Our aging base system heimdal

Jos Backus jos at catnook.com
Mon Jun 7 19:05:43 UTC 2010


On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 03:15:27PM +0100, Doug Rabson wrote:
> On 6 June 2010 21:09, Jos Backus <jos at catnook.com> wrote:
> 
> > Any chance the kadmin protocol will ever be standardized?
> >
> >
> My understanding is that the MIT kadmin protocol is based GSS-API
> authenticated RPC which FreeBSD didn't support until recently. I added
> working RPCSEC_GSS to our userland RPC library in 2008 and it should be
> available in FreeBSD 8.x and later. In theory, if MIT actually document
> their protocol, it should be reasonably straightforward to support it. I
> doubt if I will be able to do the work either for this or for upgrading
> heimdal.

Thanks, Doug.

It would be great if the Heimdal and MIT folks would cooperate on this
standardization/documentation effort, but perhaps it's not seen as a priority.

-- 
Jos Backus
jos at catnook.com


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