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Bug#304731: ITP: sident -- ident protocol varient with strong SASL authentication

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>

* Package name    : sident
  Version         : 3.3
  Upstream Author : Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu>
* URL             : http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/sident/
* License         : BSD (the CMU varient thereof)
  Description     : ident protocol varient with strong SASL authentication

S/Ident is a modified version of the standard ident protocol that adds
SASL-based authentication.  Currently, only Kerberos v4 and Kerberos v5
GSS-API authentication are supported.  The package provides both a
responder daemon that runs on client systems like a regular ident daemon
but finds the user's ticket cache and replies with a SASL authentication
and a library that can be used to do an S/Ident callback using an
appropriate srvtab or keytab.

This package provides both a client daemon and a server library with
Perl bindings, so the plan is to generate four binary packages:

  sidentd		Client responder daemon (run from inetd)
  libsident0		Shared library for server queries
  libsident0-dev	Development files for the server query library
  libnet-sident-perl	Perl bindings for the shared library

libsident0 is a prerequisite for the webauth package (ITP #304728) to
support S/Ident callbacks, an optional feature of the package that's
configurable at runtime.  This package has been in widespread use at
Stanford since 1996 and is generally usable by any Kerberos site, although
I expect it would mostly be used in combination with WebAuth.  I'm also
the current upstream maintainer, although not the original author.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)

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