svn commit: samba r15209 - in trunk/source: libads libsmb

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Mon Apr 24 20:23:25 GMT 2006

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:02:24 +0200
Love <lha at> wrote:

> > smb_krb5_parse_name_norealm_conv that pull/push from unix charset
> > to utf8 (which krb5 uses on the wire). This should fix issues when
> > the unix charset is not compatible with or set to utf8.
> This is accually more fun. Kerberos uses ASN.1's GeneralString (which is
> mostly useless and ends up being ascii). Kerberos extentions will properly
> support i18n, but that in the future and given the blazing speed of krb-wg,
> it will arrive in about 1-10 years.
> That said, I've tried to find out what ms sends, and that seems to
> something close to ldap normalized utf8 or raw utf8.
> Watch out assuming that the kerberos api is a utf8, MIT folks seems to
> think its not but rather a locale specific interface, but I can't speak
> form them, ask the krb-dev list for what they think.

100 Mexican dinars says MS's implementation ends up being the "standard"
regardless of what the Kerberos illuminati think. MS could have chosen not
to hijack GeneralString but I suppose we should be happy they used UTF-8.


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