Null realms and servers

Sam Hartman hartmans at MIT.EDU
Sun Dec 24 23:13:55 EST 2006

>>>>> "Will" == Will Fiveash <William.Fiveash at> writes:

    Will> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 09:25:46PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
    >> >>>>> "Nicolas" == Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams at>
    >> writes:
    Nicolas> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 06:38:55PM -0500, Sam Hartman
    Nicolas> wrote:
    >> >> First, is it acceptable to release 1.6 in this stae.  My gut
    >> >> feeling is that we will need to document the bug, but it is
    >> >> acceptable.  It's not great and we want to fix it.
    Nicolas> IMO, no, it's not acceptable for
    Nicolas> krb5_sname_to_principal() to return a NULL realm.
    >>  That's nice.  The time for this comment would have been months
    >> ago or at the latest when the code was introduced.

    Will> When I go through my archives of krbdev I don't see an
    Will> e-mail with a subject about krb5_sname_to_principal
    Will> changing.  I do see an e-mail with the subject
    Will> "[ #2652] SVN Commit" that mentions this
    Will> change (Message-id:
    Will> <rt-2652-18689.18.2739608882209 at>).  I would
    Will> suggest that public interface changes get an e-mail to the
    Will> krbdev list with a less generic subject.

You are of course completely right that we should have had a more
obvious public discussion.  We think we've corrected that internal


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