(Final?) krb5.Conf Lexer/Parser Proposal

Joseph Calzaretta saltine at MIT.EDU
Thu Jan 5 09:19:16 EST 2006


Thanks for your input.  I think we do understand why the final 
signifier was implemented, but the Kerberos team thought it wasn't 
worth supporting.  We might want to review this decision, especially 
if we discover that a lot of existing profile config files are using 
it.  Thanks again!


Joe Calzaretta
Software Development & Integration Team
MIT Information Services & Technology

At 04:12 AM 1/5/2006, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>You understand why the "final" signifier was implemented, right?  The
>idea was to be able to provide the ability to have a user's ~/.krb5rc
>override portions of /etc/krb5.conf.  So if KRB5_CONFIG is set to
>~/.krb5rc:/etc/krb5.conf, then it is possible to override an entire
>stanza by using the finalizer.
>Is anyone actually using this?  I can't answer that question; but it
>is useful functionality.  Whether or not it is worth preserving I will
>leave to others to decide, but in case it wasn't understood why it was
>originally added, this might be useful historical perspective.
>                                                 - Ted

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