DNS lookups and krb4 Support

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Sat May 31 15:06:41 EDT 2003

On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 02:59:41PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

Ah -- I stand corrected.

>     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.;)


Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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