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Re: ITP Heimdal (Kerberos 5)

Drop me an email if you do...

I'm very interested in the pop demon and it's flexability.
Maybe this one works with eudora light ;-)



At 07:17 PM 12/23/99 +1100, Brian May wrote:
>Hello All,
>Heimdal is a free implementation of Kerberos that is not affected by
>US export restrictions. While it is still under active development, it
>seems to be mostly usable.
>I have packaged a peliminary version of it. It still has a number
>of faults (the first one is the most urgent, the second one
>is one I would rather ignore ;-), the rest are minor and
>should be easy to fix):
>this list will act as a list to remind me what still needs
>to be done.
>- not sure about splitting of packages. Currently I have:
>heimdal-clients - contains all clients, including ftp, telnet.
>heimdal-servers - contains all servers except KDC.
>               eg telnetd, ftpd, popper (supports Maildir).
>               servers are in /usr/libexec.
>               also contains /usr/bin/login - not sure yet what
>               to do with the two different versions of login...
>               telnetd uses /usr/bin/login, debian uses /bin/login.
>               There is no real conflict between the two versions.
>heimdal-kdc - server for KDC
>heimdal-docs - documenentation
>heimdal-dev - development files for library
>heimdal-lib - base libraries
>heimdal-x11 - client and server programs for X11.
>In particular, I am not sure I like heimdal-x11, which contains
>both servers and clients. Should I split this up into two?
>Perhaps heimdal-x11-clients and heimdal-x11-servers?
>Or would heimdal-clients-x11 and heimdal-servers-x11 be better?
>- probably breaks every debian policy ever written. I don't
>particularly want to check it with lintian right now ;-)
>Is /usr/libexec allowed? Is /var/heimdal allowed?
>- not sure what section I should put the /etc/inetd.conf entries
>in. Currently I have used "KRB5" which just causes them to be
>put under "OTHER". I stole the {post,pre}{inst,rm} code
>from talkd, so hopefully it is Ok...
>- autoconfiguration from debconf results isn't yet implemented.
>Actually, this autoconfiguration will be minimal, and wont try to
>setup server keys, etc. I think these jobs are best left for the
>system administrator. I sent a message to debian-mentors about how to
>get debconf data into a configuration file, in such a way that local
>user changes wont get wiped. I am still waiting for a response...
>- version (0.2h) is out of date, as new upstream version 0.2i is now
>- requires manual addition of the kx service to /etc/services.
>- /etc/init.d/heimdal-kdc needs testing.
>Significant difference to existing kerberos package (apart from being
>Kerberos 5): programs aren't renamed in anyway, and heimdal-clients,
>for instance cannot be installed at the same time as telnet. While
>some may disagree, I think this is a more user friendly
>approach. Hopefully, I have set up the conflicts fields correctly, but
>there may be packages I have missed. If any files conflict when
>installing to install one of these packages, please do not try to
>force it to install (unless you don't mind breaking something), but
>complain to me instead. Is there any automatic way I can find out what
>files will conflict?
>Only difference to upstream source: I modified popper so that it would
>check for $HOME/Maildir, $HOME/Mailbox, before
>/var/spool/mail/user. Maildir support was already included.  Upstream
>thinks this should be configurable, in case the user really does have
>another file/directory with one of those names.
>Where/how should I distribute the result? master is out of the
>question, as it is non-US software. I am not sure it is stable enough
>yet for slink (maybe when I get the packages split up in the optimal
>way). Comments anyone?
>Brian May <bam@debian.org>
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