[Samba] Heimdal or MIT kerberos comparison

James A. Dinkel jdinkel at bucoks.com
Tue Dec 26 22:28:37 GMT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Bartlett
> Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 3:42 PM
> The biggest thing users will notice is that the error message system
> returns contextual errors, with the actual reason for the failure, not
> just the translated code.  It often includes the vital clues that help
> fix up the inevitable kerberos issues.
> I've use Heimdal in Samba4, particularly because of the close working
> relationship I have with it's primary maintainer.
> Andrew Bartlett

Is this "close working relationship" true of the entire Samba team (or
at least of anyone involved in coding anything related to Kerberos)?
Samba's "Authentication Developer"'s preference of Heimdal over MIT is
good enough for me, but I would like to put some accurate information in
the wiki, as it pertains to Samba users.  I went ahead and added a blurb
to this page: http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_%26_Kerberos since
this is the only feedback I've gotten thus far.

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