Unix and Windows Kerberos Application

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Tue Aug 5 18:14:23 EDT 2003

>>>>> "pgrojean" == pgrojean  <pgrojean at comcast.net> writes:

    pgrojean> 1)How portable is the MIT ‘application server’
    pgrojean> code over the above mentioned platforms?  - How much I
    pgrojean> may have to touch the MIT code? Which release to use?

You will probably not have to touch the code, although you may have to
touch the build system.  The MIT code has been known to work on all of
the above in the past, but we tend to only develop on Linux, Windows,
Mac OS, Solaris, Irix and possibly NetBSD.  We test of a few
additional platforms.

    pgrojean> 2)Do you think that, instead of building MIT libraries,
    pgrojean> I should use the GSS-API binaries libraries found as
    pgrojean> part of the OS on each platform, and adapt my
    pgrojean> application for each platform?  - Differences between
    pgrojean> UNIX Kerberos and Microsoft SSPI Kerberos?

Using vendor supplied GSS libraries on platforms that support it might
be fine.  I'd certainly consider it on Redhat, Debian, Solaris and Mac

I'd probably develop a portable application to GSSAPI rather than
SSPI.  I'd look both at the MIT code and at Martin Rex's SSPI->GSS
shim for Windows.

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