Issues w/ timezones on gssftpd

Jeffrey Altman jaltman at
Wed Nov 22 18:38:23 EST 2006

Philip Prindeville wrote:
> Can someone please explain to me (offline if need be) why this request
> didn't warrant a response?
> That way, I won't waste your time again.
> Thanks,
> -Philip


A response from whom?

There really isn't anyone that is maintaining the applications
in the Kerberos distribution other than to ensure that they compile.
The applications are still in the Kerberos distribution primarily
as a means of ensuring that there is something to use to test the

There are better distributions of Telnet, FTP, etc. that support
Kerberos and are much more powerful from an administration perspective.
The FTP daemon and client distributed with Kerberos don't even implement
all of the FTP protocol commands related to date and time management
let alone support time zone configuration, white lists, etc.

If someone with cycles wants to start to maintain the applications
I am sure the MIT Kerberos team would be happy to sign those individuals
up to do so in a distribution separate from the Kerberos libraries.

Jeffrey Altman
Secure Endpoints Inc.
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