Perl-Based Authentication...

Brad W. Galiette brad.galiette at
Sun Nov 24 18:38:37 EST 2002

Thank you for your response!

While it *appears* that the module is compiling properly, the following
error is produced when I attempt to include the module in a script (the
script consists only of a "use" directive with the qualified module name):

Can't load
'/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i686-linux/auto/Authen/Krb5/Krb' for module Authen::Krb5:
uto/Authen/Krb5/ undefined symbol: __res_search at
5.8.0/i686-linux/ line 229.
 at line 4
Compilation failed in require at line 4.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at line 4.

If you are not familiar with how to correct this, do you suppose you would
be able to supply me with a binary for Authen::Krb5?

Once again, thank you for your consideration!

Brad Galiette

Rodney McDuff <mcduff at> wrote in message
news:3DE15067.6090802 at
> Hi Brad
> Brad W. Galiette wrote:
> > What is the best way to perform a simple authorization of a kerberos
user in
> > Perl?  (Note that I have attempted to use Authen::Krb5, but for some odd
> > reason, the package is not compiling properly.  Is a binary of this
> > available?)  Additionally, I have tried to use Perl's open3() to capture
> > output from kinit, but open3() on my RedHat Linux 7.3 machine results in
> > strange behavior.  Any ideas?
> >
> We use both Authen::Krb5 and Krb4 on solaris 2.8, DU4 and freebsd
> successfully. Can you provide the output from your attempt to compile it.
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