KDB and referrals/aliases

Luke Howard lukeh at padl.com
Wed Sep 2 15:29:30 EDT 2009

> I think it's a legitimate concern that kadmin clients be able to
> distinguish aliases from non-aliases.  Not that getprinc(alias) should
> fail, but that it should tell you its canonical name; listprincs  
> should
> probably list only canonical names.

Right, but that is the current behaviour.

>> 4. We could restructure the flags to make things clearer, but at a
>> penalty to Novell (and theoretically to anyone else who has made a
>> custom 1.7 back end).
> Are there other solutions?  Can the KDC and kadmind remain compatible
> with existing DBs (and not distinguish aliases in that case)?  What is
> the interface stability of the DAL?  Would an incompatible change
> justify a 1.8 release?

The interface is private, but my two cents is that I'd prefer to keep  
it as stable as possible (also so we can still test against the Novell  
KDC backend).

-- Luke

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