DNS lookups and krb4 Support

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Sat May 31 14:59:41 EDT 2003

>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Langasek <vorlon at netexpress.net> writes:

    Steve> Are you talking about service records such as this one?:

    Steve> _kerberos._udp IN SRV 0 0 88 kerberos-1

    Steve> Given that service records encode the port number in the
    Steve> RR, I can only conclude that any software that would look
    Steve> at this record and assume it can send krb4 requests to the
    Steve> machine named kerberos-1 on port 750 is buggy.  

O, no, it assumes it can send krb4 packets on port 88.  And often can
and does.

    Steve> Fixing such
    Steve> a bug would break backwards compatibility, true; but that
    Steve> doesn't make it less of a bug.
Ah, for a world where you could ignore interoperability concerns when
fixing bugs.;)

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