1.7 planning: MIT's Seed Projects

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at sun.com
Fri Jan 26 13:45:05 EST 2007

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 02:30:30PM -0500, Sam Hartman wrote:
> Code cleanup:
>     * build on platforms commonly used  by developers with -Werror

Or add lint support?  But that would complicate the makefiles a bit.
(And we don't need this -- we already have lint support in OpenSolaris'
krb5 sources.)

>     * Rewrite the replay cache for better performance and maintainability

We did this already.  Of course, the code is CDDLed...

>     * Select an rpcgen and use that to generate rpc stubs for kadmin

IIRC there are bits of the kadmin protocol that cannot be expressed in

> plug-ins:
>     * Integrate Novell GSS-API mechglue with plugin support
>     This extends the contribution from Sun with the ability to load plugins.

Er, Sun's contribution already had that, or did you mean something else?
But from what I hear Novell does have useful improvements to our

> GSS:
>     * Implement RFC 4402 (GSSAPI PRF)
>     * Feed strings from krb5 contexts through GSS-API errors
>       so for example you know which key is not found in a keytab

The only problem is leaking of error codes if you allocate them
dynamically, though there are ways to deal with this, but yes, do do
this please :)

> protocol:
>     * integrate pkinit
>     * extensible strategy for adding ASN.1 stuff to plugins

Note that some plugins may need other encodings than DER.  E.g., the
PKINIT plugin.  I imagine that such plugins need their own encoder.

> KDC:
>     * support for opaque KDB handles



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