Our aging base system heimdal

gtodd at bellanet.org gtodd at bellanet.org
Thu Jun 10 13:23:56 UTC 2010

On 06/07/2010 02:29 PM, Jos Backus wrote:
> 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.

I think there was a little bit of compatibility work done for the 1.3.2
release of heimdal. Of course this is not the same as standardization.

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