Subject: Re: options NFSKERB (?!)
To: Steve Lumos <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 02/17/2000 10:06:30
On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 04:35:41PM -0800, Steve Lumos wrote:
> Can somebody tell me the status of NFSKERB? I noticed that exports(5)
> mentions -kerb and options NFSKERB, and net searching showed
> NFSKERB-related messages in the changelogs as of last June, but the source
> still contains a bunch of:
> #ifdef NFSKERB
>   XXX
> #endif
> Since those are usually preceded by a comment like "Now encrypt
> something", I thought maybe I just needed to install the secrsrc tarball,
> but it doesn't appear to contain any files from sys/.

This option has always been dead, it was never completed. I updated the
exports(5) manpage to say so. Now that export restrictions for the US
are better for open source, people may be more motivated to actually
implement it.

- Frank