Two enctype questions

Ken Hornstein kenh at
Wed Apr 30 14:36:37 EDT 2008

>1.  I notice that on 1.6.3, getprinc shows 'no salt' for all keys, even 
>though the enctypes in kdc.conf's supported-enctypes all specify a salt 
>type of ':normal', which I thought meant salt with principal name and 
>realm.  Why is this?

"No salt" means "normal" in this case.  Yes, that doesn't make any sense;
I only report the news, not make it.

>2.  Is there any way to change the enctype of the master database key?

"no" (unless you're willing to write a fair amount of database-fiddling
code, and probably lose your password history in the process).


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