Microsoft Kerberos Specification...

Michael H. Warfield mhw at
Wed May 3 14:11:59 GMT 2000

On Wed, May 03, 2000 at 04:16:12PM +1000, Steve Frampton wrote:
> On Tue, 2 May 2000, Nicolas Williams wrote:

> > Microsoft is posting the document embedded in an EXE file.
> > Sounds like an access control device to me. Think of the DMCA, and
> > UCITA.

> > Thus, I recommend that Luke NOT read this document, if he intends to
> > implement anything like what's documented there.

> What about having somebody outside the USA obtain the document and then
> summarize it, in excruciatingly technical detail, and provide that summary
> as a freely available document to others including Luke?

> The laws of the good old US of A do not apply world-wide.

	True, but you still must be very VERY careful.  Luke is no longer
in the US ( booo, hiss  :-( ) but still may be subject to some nasty laws
elsewhere, espcially since this pretains to cryptography (they whole
kerberos suite was export controlled by the US prior to recent relaxations).

	You also don't want your sources "tainted" where Microsoft can
later come back and claim that we are using their licensed technology.
The last thing we need is to have their finger grips into Samba that way.

> - --------------< LINUX: The choice of a GNU generation. >--------------
> Steve Frampton    <frampton at>    Japan Communications, Inc.
> Software Developer/Systems Administrator
> GNU Privacy Guard ID: D055EBC5  (see for details)
> GNU-PG Fingerprint: EEFB F03D 29B6 07E8 AF73  EF6A 9A72 F1F5 D055 EBC5

 Michael H. Warfield    |  (770) 985-6132   |  mhw at
  (The Mad Wizard)      |  (770) 331-2437   |
  NIC whois:  MHW9      |  An optimist believes we live in the best of all
 PGP Key: 0xDF1DD471    |  possible worlds.  A pessimist is sure of it!

More information about the samba mailing list