[OpenAFS] kstart 3.7 released

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:26:10 -0800

I'm pleased to announce release 3.7 of kstart.

k4start, k5start, and krenew are modified versions of kinit which add
support for running as a daemon to maintain a ticket cache, running a
command with credentials from a keytab and maintaining a ticket cache
until that command completes, obtaining AFS tokens (via an external aklog)
after obtaining tickets, and creating an AFS PAG for a command.  They are
primarily useful in conjunction with long-running jobs; for moving ticket
handling code out of servers, cron jobs, or daemons; and to obtain tickets
and AFS tokens with a single command.

Changes from previous release:

    Correctly honor the argument to -H for k4start and k5start.  This was
    lost during an earlier code restructuring.  Thanks to Thomas Weiss for
    the bug report.

    Document that -K will renew a ticket if it will expire within two
    minutes of the next wakeup, not just if it will expire before the next

You can download it from:


Debian packages will be uploaded to Debian unstable after the etch

Please let me know of any problems or feature requests.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>