question on KRB5_PRIVATE

Jeffrey Altman jaltman2 at
Tue Jun 8 11:45:41 EDT 2004

Dan Million wrote:
> I'm trying to build HPSS, a mass storage system from IBM.  I didn't 
> mention it because it isn't exactly widely known.
> But anyway...what I found curious was that the Linux krb5.h gives you 
> the option of defining krb5_rcache if you set KRB5_PRIVATE.  My AIX 
> krb5.h doesn't give you the option at all; it just defines it as a 
> pointer to an empty struct.
> Dan

Its a private data structure.  It may change its definition or even
its location.  That is why it is private.  The definition is now in
k5-int.h which is a better location for internal data structures which
should not be referenced by applications expecting a stable API.

Jeffrey Altman

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