Heimdal in base

Slawa Olhovchenkov slw at zxy.spb.ru
Thu Sep 15 13:29:01 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 10:07:15PM -0400, Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:21:46 -0400 (EDT), Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk at MIT.EDU> said:
> > Well, it's definitely too late for 11, now.
> > But, Debian is preparing to remove their heimdal package entirely,
> > imminently: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=837728
> The primary issue, so far as I can see, is that Heimdal and MIT were
> only compatible in the parts of the API that were formally
> standardized.  For those of us who need MIT (to have a working kadmin,
> for example), that has pretty much always boiled down to completely
> disabling Heimdal in base (and anything that depends on it, like
> OpenSSH, pam_krb5, and GSSAPI-authenticated NFS), and installing
> replacement bits from ports/packages.
> If we're going to remove Heimdal from base, we should completely
> deorbit (or disable, as appropriate) all of the things that depend on
> it, and make sure that there are ports that provide replacement
> functionality.  (AFAIK the only thing missing is gssd, the user-mode
> side of the authenticated NFS support.)  My bet would be that very few
> FreeBSD users actually take advantage of this support, and unless
> they're running in an all-FreeBSD or all-Heimdal shop probably have to
> install MIT Kerberos anyway.

I am use gssd. For $HOME over NFS.

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