Not building kcpytkt/kdeltkt

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Aug 2 23:19:04 EDT 2021

On Tue, 2021-08-03 at 03:00 +0000, Sam Hartman wrote:
> > > > > > "Ken" == Ken Hornstein <kenh at> writes:
> There was some internal discussion back in 2004.
> The utilities were written to exercise new Windows functionality, and
> no
> one even talked about exposing them on other platforms.
> My recollection after rereading that discussion is that we could see
> why
> you might want to  delete a ticket from the LSA: deleting the entire
> ccache seemed kind of like a big deal on Windows, and you might want
> to
> be able to delete a ticket to force that ticket to be retrieved again
> or simply to remove it.
> But I don't think anyone particularly thought of use cases for other
> platforms at the time.

That's the use case of the underlying API in Samba.  As per the link
Samba had trouble with having tickets to servers that has been rebuilt
under the same name (re-joining a DC in particular) that we wanted to
force a re-fetch of tickets for.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett (he/him)
Samba Team Member (since 2001)
Samba Team Lead, Catalyst IT

Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT - Expert Open Source

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