MIT & SEAM Kerberos compatibility

Douglas E. Engert deengert at
Mon Aug 25 10:29:15 EDT 2003

Jerome Walter wrote:
> I have set up a MIT KDC running under GNU/Linux Debian to authenticate
> GNU/Linux, W2k and Solaris 9 clients. The authentication works perfectly
> for any Os listed above.
> We are migrating our file servers to AFS filesystem and so, would need
> to apply afs-krb5 migration patches to keep krb5 authentication.
> So is the question: without installing MIT software on Soalris stations,
> is it possible to get Krb5 authentication for AFS ? What is the
> compatibility (within the source code) of these 2 Kerberos
> implementation ? Would it be possible to apply such patches to SEAM
> (Sun) software or would i need to install MIT software ?

I have not tried this yet, but the gssklog should work, as it does not access 
Kerberos directly, but uses the GSSAPI, which SEAM has. 


> TIA for your answers.
> Regards,
> Jerome Walter
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