Plugin project proposal
rra at stanford.edu
Thu Jul 15 17:23:49 EDT 2010
Zhanna Tsitkova <tsitkova at mit.edu> writes:
> The assumption here was that krb5 contexts are usually created at the
> start-up, are long-living and there are very few contexts created.
In an ideal situation, this would probably be the case, but there are a
lot of real-world situations that do password authentication with some
volume. A typical use pattern for such an application is to generate a
new krb5_context for every authentication attempt (usually because that's
encapsulated in a PAM module or similar plugin). I suspect you will find
many situations where it's common to have several krb5_contexts created
and freed per second.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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