krb5 DAL (database abstraction layer) and related changes

Praveen Kumar psahukar at
Mon Jul 11 06:38:31 EDT 2005

Ken Raeburn wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2005, at 16:13, Sam Hartman wrote:
>>>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Raeburn <raeburn at MIT.EDU> writes:
>>     Ken> In the current implementation, all the database module
>>     Ken> configuration information is looked up in the main krb5.conf,
>>     Ken> not in the KDC's own config file kdc.conf.  I'll see if I can
>>     Ken> fix this; it may require some interface changes.
>> Let's check this against the design docs.  Long term we've been
>> wanting to move to the heimdal model where krb5.conf and kdc.conf are
>> both profiles just kdc.oconf is only read by the kdc.  I don't
>> remember whether we committed to that in the design document.
> The design doc I have in email from October specifically says 
> kdc.conf.  I'm also poking through some of the email from March, but 
> this doesn't seem to have been questioned at all.

 From the earlier discussion between MIT and Novell, it was learnt that 
the long term plan was to deprecate the kdc.conf and just have the 
krb5.conf. Keeping this in mind the DAL is implemented to use only the 
krb5.conf. However, the DAL design document points to kdc.conf and may 
not be up to date.

What is current decision on this at present ?

Thanks and Regards,
Praveen Kumar

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