Subject: Re: kerberos V
To: Lars-Johan Liman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aidan Cully <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/2001 23:57:42
On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 07:55:48AM +0200, Lars-Johan Liman wrote:
> > I (personally) don't plan to go mucking about adding krb5 support
> > to rsh/rshd, or rlogin/rlogind... I consider rlogin obsolete, and
> > rsh just looked like a real pain, to me.
> Just out of curiosity (this is not criticism!), why don't you just
> take the Heimdal stuff and replace the current ones with that?
> Copyright issues? Code quality?
> Or NIH? ;-)
I'd like to give you the reasons I said this, but it was a long time
ago I made the decision, and many of my old reasons don't apply
anymore. Thinking about this now, the reasons I don't want to are:
* Relies on Heimdal libraries for things like argument parsing and
network I/O. This is fine for Heimdal, but I think it's important
to be able to build without crypto, which means I wouldn't be able
to rely upon the existence of those functions. Or they'd need to
be put into the non-crypto part of the tree... That'd be
inappropriate since they're part of the Heimdal dist, and also just
too much work for basically one utility.
* I really don't have the time or the energy.
You might be able to convince me the first argument isn't good enough,
but I'm sure I won't budge on the second. :-)
Aidan Cully "If I press this button, the whole island will explode!"
firstname.lastname@example.org "Don't touch it!" -- Godzilla vs. Sea Monster