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Re: GSSAPI signing/encryption for unsuspectingly applications (its not a bug)

mikbec wrote:
Patch related to "(ITS#6110) GSSAPI signing/encryption for
unsuspectingly applications" is more an enhancement than a bug report.

That's fine, patches are supposed to be tracked in ITS anyway.

However, it seems to me that these patches are duplicating functionality that's already provided by SASL/GSSAPI. On that basis I'm inclined to reject them. I'm beginning to regret including the ldap_gssapi_bind_s() function as well; that is totally nonstandard and duplicates functionality that has been available in the standard API for over 8 years.

Please have a look at patch on
or ITS report on

In short that patch:
1) adds call of ldap_gssapi_bind_s() at the beginning of
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s() which can be turn on or off by an GSSAPI
OPTION (manual update of ldap.conf (5) included) to provide GSSAPI
signing/encryption for applications that use (and only know)
2) adds the missed implementation of "switch off" functionality of all
3) corrects one string length problem in guess_service_principal() and
4) corrects one hostname resolving problem in guess_service_principal().

Sorry for that kind of announcement but I hope now it is on the right
mailing list.

best regards

  -- Howard Chu
  CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/