Where can I find the "WORKING" Kerberos client code?

Ken Raeburn raeburn at MIT.EDU
Fri Dec 3 18:21:32 EST 2004

Surendra Babu Ande <surendra_ande at yahoo.co.in> writes:
> Hello Krbdev,
> Thanks a lot for the overwhelming response.
> Basic Question:
> ============
> To install the Kerberos server and client, we are following
> .../docs/install-guide.ps file. Is it fine? Please let me know the
> correct doc.

Yes, that's right.

> Thanks a lot in advance,
> -Surendra
> Surendra Babu Ande <surendra_ande at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
> Hi Raeburn,
> I am installing the Kerberos client in Linux machine now. After tat
> I will port the same code in pSOS environment.
> I have basic questions about installations:
> ==============================
> #1. The Kerberos server should be installled in One machine (let us say M1)
> #2. The Kerberos Client should be installed in another machine (say M2)
> #3. After that, I should configure the krb5.conf file with m1 details.
> #4. After that, I should initiate a connection from M1 with kinit
> command. Right?

Once the KDC is up and running, you should be able to run kinit on
either M1 (assuming you installed and configured the client code as
well as the KDC) or M2.

> #5. Kerberos server installation comes with HP-US Cds right?

Don't know.

> #6. Kerberos Client installtion we can download from the MIT site?
> IS server downloadables are there with MIT site? What files should I
> install for Server and for Client. I am a bit hazy about
> this. Please clarify the same.

If you're building the source tree from the MIT site, "make install"
will install clients, application servers, and KDC servers.  It's
simplest just to install everything and ignore the KDC binaries on the
non-KDC machines.

(Depending on the Linux distribution you are using, there may already
be packages available with the distribution for the MIT Kerberos
clients and servers.  But then you don't get the experience of working
with the MIT source tree, which would help when you move on to porting
to pSOS.)


P.S.  You probably don't need to use both lists for this.  Basic
questions with setting up Kerberos are appropriate for the Kerberos
mailing list, but when you get into porting issues, krbdev is probably

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