remctl 1.11

Well, I was going to spend the day working on OpenAFS packages and backporting my man page work from OpenAFS CVS into the Debian packages. However, I started poking at remctl to fix a stupid getopt problem (why does Linux getopt have to behave differently than every other platform?), decided to write a generic Kerberos library Autoconf macro, decided to handle Heimdal as well, and then got distracted trying to port remctl to Heimdal.

Unfortunately, I got mixed results with that. remctl will now build against Heimdal, but when I try to use a Heimdal client against an MIT server, gss_unwrap on the server returns a bad token error. I'm not at all sure what's going on and am going to need some advice from someone who knows Heimdal better to figure out how to fix it.

Oh well, at least it's closer, and it means that I can use the same macros with the other Kerberos packages I maintain, after I add a few additional options to allow for packages wanting things other than just GSSAPI libraries. And while I was in that code anyway, I decided to add include support to ACL file parsing on the server to close the one Debian wishlist bug.

You can get the latest version from the remctl distribution page. I expect this will be the last release before 2.0, which will feature a new wire protocol (with fallback to the old protocol) and a separate client library that other programs can link with, probably with Perl bindings.

Posted: 2005-12-22 21:47 — Why no comments?

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