Heimdal V.S. MIT on SAMBA4
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Thu Oct 27 01:04:38 GMT 2005
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>>John E. Malmberg wrote:
>>>Is there some place that I can get a list of the changes that were
>>>done to Heimdal Kerberos for SAMBA 4?
> Is this just the general rule (more than one krb5 == pain), or something
> extra and specific to OpenMVS?
> Because we do not install or rely on shared libraries for krb5 or ldap,
> we avoid most of that pain. (They are just more items in the
I really do not know at this point, my suspicion is that the person
thinks that SAMBA is taking over the Kerberos Server ports and not just
being a client.
>>>The maintainer of the MIT port of Kerberos for OpenVMS would like
>>>to know what changes to the MIT port would be needed for it to be
> Correct. I've made some notes in auth/kerberos/kerberos-notes.txt.
> Separate to that, I've started to use Heimdal's ASN.1 compiler (which
> doesn't rely on the rest of Heimdal) instead of our hand-done ASN.1.
> I'm hoping to plug some SPNEGO memory leaks that way...
And at this point, I have no idea what that means. :-)
> Frankly, moving to compiling against MIT will require a lot of work on
> MIT, and doing it badly could jeopardise the whole Kerberos area in
> Samba4. As such, I had hoped to push this off until after we have a
> release out the door, when I hope we will have a final list of
> requirements, and might have a chance of doing it 'well'.
> (Samba3 has much less use of krb5, and has a very heavy weight of
> compatibility glue around it's neck. In particular I don't want that
> weight to kill the chance of getting a release out).
I understand, I am just being a middle-man on this, and I will forward
your notes to the Kerberos maintainer for OpenVMS. Right now my focus
is just getting something to build.
wb8tyw at qsl.net
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