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Re: need more explanation on krb4->krb5 conversion

> > http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/heimdal.html#Kerberos%204%20issues
> > "Fortunately, the KDC has a trump on hand: it can easily tell if a
> > principal exists in the database. The KDC will use
> > krb5_425_conv_principal_ext to convert principals when handling to version
> > 4 requests."
> >
> > Sorry, what is krb5_425_conv_principal_ext? The document doesn't say one
> > has to create any such!
> There is a man page for krb5_425_conv_principal_ext.

Martin, regarding the format of the manpage text and man chapter (3) I
suppose this is a C-language function in some library, which is used
by Heimdal programs. Therefore you shouldn't use it directly except your
own written programs and contributions to Heimdal sourcetree. Various
heimdal binaries can call it as needed.