referrals in 1.6

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 28 15:21:59 EST 2007

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 10:54:40AM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
>     Nicolas> It sounds like you'd want a compile-time switch for default behaviour.
>     Nicolas> That's certainly reasonable.  It's not yet clear that it would be
>     Nicolas> reasonable to exclude support for a configuration knob for selecting
>     Nicolas> service principal name/realm canonicalization methods.
> It's basically our policy to avoid compile-time switches.  That was
> something Marshall was very firm about; he's no longer around and we
> could evaluate whether the reasons for that policy still apply.

Maybe so, but can you find a solution to every problem that fits small
resource constrained devices and general purpose OSes for general
purpose computers?

> however I don't think a compile time switch is a good fit for
> something that basically depends on network connectivity and
> characteristics of the realm you are interacting with.

Here the compile-time switch would provide a different default for small
devices vs. general purpose OSes.

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