Sanity check: GSSAPI SPI simplifications

Love Hörnquist Åstrand lha at
Mon May 24 21:13:35 EDT 2010

24 maj 2010 kl. 15:49 skrev Jeffrey Hutzelman:

> So, this would make the krb5 mech no longer be a GSS-API implementation.
> I suppose that's OK, if you assume that your mech is only ever going to be 
> used with your mechglue.  The problem is that as soon as more than one 
> implementor makes that assumption, you stop being able to use arbitrary 
> sets of mechanisms -- you can only use sets of mechanisms for which there 
> is a mechglue with which they are all compatible.
> What if I want to use your mechanism, but my OS/application/whatever 
> already has its own mechglue?  What if I am building an application that I 
> know needs only krb5 and has to run in limited space?

All good points, however duplicating code is multiple layers hides bugs and increases code size, either good either.


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