new error message/return code for kdb5_util unsupported commands

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz at
Wed May 31 11:48:16 EDT 2006

On Wednesday, May 31, 2006 09:55:02 AM -0500 greg at wrote:

> Using LDAP as the management protocol means people just need to agree
> on a schema definition.  I'm assuming this agreement is already a
> given considering the work with DAL.

It's worth noting that there is a group of people who have been working for 
some time towards a standardized management protocol based on LDAP.  I'm 
fairly sure some of them read this list, and I'd suggest talking to them 
before going off and doing something from scratch.

The IETF Kerberos WG has also been working on a standardized set/change 
password protocol which is nearly complete.  The new protocol also includes 
features to support management of keys (not necessarily derived from 

-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+ at>
   Sr. Research Systems Programmer
   School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
   Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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