[OpenAFS] kaserver deperecation, OpenAFS future, etc...
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 10:04:56 -0400
> I guess I'm a little surprised that nobody was
> interested enough in "ka5server" to make it
> happen -- do most sites not use kaserver?
I think a number of people do use it still, but it's definately shrinking.
Having grovelled around in the MIT KDC for too long, I can tell you
writing a V5 KDC is a lot of work. Just doing the whole ASN.1 mess is
a large chunk of code. This isn't an afternoon project ... it's a
major undertaking. I can't speak for anyone else, but it's not
something I'd really want to do .. especially since there are already a
few V5 KDCs out there which work just fine. The only real advantage I
see to kaserver is that it supports Ubik ... a Ubik-replicated V5 KDC
would be cool, but I've lived without one for almost a decade, and it
hasn't really impacted me. So I've decided that I don't care that much
about it to do anything about it. If someone else wants to do it ...
hey, more power to them.