in Kerberos_V5_Development
minutes of meeting 9 Jan 1990
Tue Jan 9 14:56:45 1990
John began the meeting with a short introduction noting that the krb5
work will be a cooperative effort between Athena and Network Services.
The responsible managers from those organizations are Peter Roden and
The encoding "on the wire" will use ASN.1; much of the C code to deal
with this is already written (with the help of the ISODE tools).
The proposed work split is:
libdes retrofit (possibly Rich Salz/BBN)
libkdb (MIT) (retrofit current?)
libtf (Dan Kolkowitz/Stanford, Dan Bernstein/NYU(?))
libos (MIT) (part of libkrb?)
infinite :-) 1 week per
Lots of discussion of the proposed interface, leading to an agreement to
come back on Thursday with specific comments for modifications.
Some salient points:
+ put all the O/S specific include files into an <osconf.h>, to
+ there must be some form of backward compatibility at the KDC
(and presumably at application servers).
+ the interface spec should be sorted to group the functions
into natural sub-groups
+ we should try to make the KDC somewhat portable, but we
needn't make it completely portable to non-UNIX systems (i.e.
don't do things that make it non-portable)