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RE: Heimdal and r* client programs
Actually, Simon's patches do reference the Heimdal and MIT krb5 APIs in addition to GSS-API, specifically for credentials handling (i.e., writing out ccaches) and account authorization (i.e., krb5_kuserok()). But aside from that Simon's patches use GSS-API and, in any case, work with Heimdal and MIT.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tillman Hodgson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 3:16 PM
> To: Douglas E. Engert
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Heimdal and r* client programs
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 01:34:15PM -0500, Douglas E. Engert wrote:
> > Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> > > I'm more interested in the built-in supports for kerberos
> v5 in the ssh
> > > version 1 protocol. I'm trying to move away from hand-rolled ssh
> > > packages to ease maintainence issues :-)
> > Yes and so am I!
> > Simon's excellent mods to OpenSSH implement the IETF ssh
> working groups GSSAPI
> > authentication
> > protocols. See:
> > The draft is close to being adopted. Hopefully the OPenSSH
> people will then
> > add Simon's mods to their distribution, addressing your
> comment about maintenance issues.
> > Since they are using the GSS-API, so you don't deal with
> MIT or Hiemdal API issues either.
> > So using the GSSAPI is about as standard as you can get.
> Sounds great! Avoiding the API mess would be great. I suppose
> that until
> the patches become mainstream, I only need to roll a custom
> package for
> a single perimeter machine - and that's reasonably maintainable.
> Speaking of different interfaces, the kadmin differences
> between Heimdal
> and MIT is biting me. I have a RedHat Linux 7.3 box with the MIT krb5
> RPM's installed and I'd like to kerberize it's services. To
> do this, I'm
> going to need a keytab. Unfortunately, it appears to me that kadmin
> stuff isn't interoperable. Is there another way to get a
> working keytab?
> I had thought that if I created the host principal with a
> known password
> that I might be able to use the MIT ktutil's add_entry
> command to create
> the appropriate keytab, but all I get from add_entry is a usage
> statement regardless of what arguements I pass it.
> - Tillman
> Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a
> capital crime.
> For a first offense, that is.
> - Robert Heinlein
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