Remove dead code from plaintext auth case (impacting on AFS, DCE/DFS, OSF1, HP-UX and others)

Andreas Schneider asn at
Fri Apr 11 05:50:38 MDT 2014

On Wednesday 22 January 2014 20:34:24 Christian Ambach wrote:
> Am 22.01.14 04:47, schrieb Andrew Bartlett:
> > This post, by Yannick Bergeron indicates that PAM covers the DCE/DFS use
> > case:
> >
> > 
> > This does not address the actually useful use case of
> > --with-fake-kaserver, that is bug
> > and remains open.
> I am still working on getting --with-fake-kaserver into the waf build.
> I already have it working, but it is a big patch that needs to be broken
> into smaller pieces. So please do not remove any code that
> this functionality depends on, as it will be revived soon.
> > There is a lot of dead code here, and clearly a lot missed the WAF
> > transition, which is unfortunate.  That said, if someone wishes to
> > revive this, we need test systems and tested patches for WAF to
> > implement the configure checks, as it isn't safe to just blindly copy
> > the logic across from the old autoconf build.
> I am testing this on an Ubuntu with recent OpenAFS headers. I found a
> problem with OpenAFS 1.6's headers while doing that, so I probably
> have to continue with 1.4 until those issues have been sorted out by the
> OpenAFS folks.
> > The purpose of these patches is just dead code elimination.  If we
> > wanted to wait longer for feedback from our 4.0 waf and 4.1 users who
> > are already without this feature, we could, but my instinct is that the
> > number of users using plaintext authentication and using these systems
> > is very, very small.  But if they exist, then they will be the folks who
> > will best be able to confirm any patch to restore this is actually
> > correct.
> I do not want to fix the plaintext auth case, just the fake kaserver
> pieces, so no objection from me as long as the functions I need will
> remain. I have to admit I didn't check your patches in detail to
> determine the impact yet.

Can we resurrect this patchset?

	-- andreas

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