Kerberos OS X failure
MIT Macintosh Development Team
macdev at MIT.EDU
Mon Aug 25 16:49:50 EDT 2003
At 9:28 PM +0100 8/25/03, g4 wrote:
>I have a problem with Kerberos on OS X, I think.
>My system recently crashed, I don't know reason for this crash,
>although I am looking at my crash.logs. After the crash I noticed
>some strange behaviour on keychain on certain apps. For example
>BBEdit's FTP access always asks for authentication even if this has
>previously been granted as "always allow".
>I then tried to launch the Kerberos app but I get:
>"Cannot open preferences - no preferences could be found or created" Alert.
>How can I repair this file(s). Do I need to re-install, or is this a
>potential problem / bug that you need more info on?
No, this is normal behavior for Kerberos.app when your computer has
not been configured to use Kerberos, which unless you are part of a
network using Kerberos services, it hasn't been. Since Kerberos
configuration is location-specific, it initially ships unconfigured
in Mac OS X.
So, the Kerberos.app really is trying to tell you there is no
configuration file and it cannot proceed without one - the error
message is worded poorly. There is nothing you need to repair.
Kerberos is completely separate from the Mac OS X Keychain, so your
strange Keychain behavior is not related or caused by Kerberos.
Scott McGuire / smcguire at mit.edu
MIT Information Systems Macintosh Developer
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