kr-cmds and dropping login.krb5 (was RE: Is anyone or a groupof people able to maintain appl/bsd betterthan MIT) Nicolas.Williams at
Wed Jul 24 18:01:00 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, July 24, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Consider that dropping login.krb5 means dropping all that ugly
> > OS-specific code, such as the utmp code.
> This, on the other hand, is worth at least examining, 
> although it sticks
> in my mind that we've tried this before and it didn't work.  
> But I don't
> remember the exact details on why it didn't work.

I was hoping you would see dropping login.krb5 as worth considering.

I really had to show that OpenSSH + GSS works just fine with
/bin/login to show to make the point that so should the kr-cmds
though. I wasn't trying to convince you to switch to SSH *now* - I
know it can be very difficult for a very large organization to
switch from one technology to another.

I too had trouble getting MIT telnetd to use /bin/login on at least
one common platform.

> -- 
> Russ Allbery (rra at             



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