Project Write Up for set password (RFC 4234)

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Mon Dec 1 16:26:33 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 04:18:34PM -0500, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
> --On Monday, December 01, 2008 09:46:46 AM -0500 Sam Hartman 
> <hartmans at> wrote:
> > Hi.  One of the things I'll be working on is a write up of a project
> > to add set/change password support to MIT Kerberos.
> >
> > How much detail do people need to see in that writeup?  I actually
> > think a paragraph explaining why we want to do it and the
> > implementation approach is sufficient.  The only reason I think a
> > project writeup is needed is that we're going to be changing public
> > functionality.
> Uh, RFC4234 is ABNF.  Perhaps you meant RFC3244?
> I think if the answer to "why" is anything other than "to be compatible 
> with existing Windows", then it should at least touch on why you're not 
> implementing draft-ietf-krb-wg-kerberos-set-passwd-08.txt instead.

I think the answer to "why" must be the former.  I doubt Sam has any
interest in draft-ietf-krb-wg-kerberos-set-passwd, though the Consortium
well might (should, even).

Also, Solaris has an implementation of RFC3244.  If MIT could use it
then perhaps a code donation might be feasible.


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