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Re: couple socket-connection questions

From: Daniel Kouril <kouril(at)ics(dot)muni(dot)cz>
To: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Daniel Kouril <kouril(at)ics(dot)muni(dot)cz>, lukeh(at)PADL(dot)COM, buckh(at)pobox(dot)com,heimdal-discuss(at)sics(dot)se, Dj(dot)Byrne(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov,pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: couple socket-connection questions
Date: 2003-06-02 11:51:21
Message-ID: 20030602115121.GF30779@odorn.ics.muni.cz (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 03:22:04PM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> At 11:50 PM +0200 6/1/03, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >Henry B. Hotz writes:
> >
> >> My guess is that the module web page had a spelling error once which
> >> was picked up by the PostgreSQL admin manual.  The spelling error has
> >> been fixed everywhere now, except at PostgreSQL.
> >
> >The mention in the PostgreSQL documentation was once submitted by an
> >external contributor and might have contained a typo.  Would you like to
> >submit a correction, or should it be removed altogether?  I got a little
> >bit lost about what is correct.
> 
> Gee, I was hoping you could tell me what was correct.
> 
> I'm guessing the correction should be:  change mod_auth_krb to 
> mod_auth_kerb.

The mod_auth_kerb module available from modauthkerb.sf.net doesn't provide
the full kerberos authentication (it only supports password verification
against KDC). Recently I've joined the modauthkerb.sf.net project trying to
incorporate the changes needed to implement full kerberos support, but I'm
not sure when it's ready.

So, as for the PostgreSQL docs, if you don't have any other modules in your
mind, I'd suggest to include references to both these module:
  - mod_auth_kerb hosted by Sourceforge at modauthkerb.sf.net
  - mod_auth_gss_krb5 available from
    http://meta.cesnet.cz/software/negotiate.en.html
You can also state these two modules are being integrated.

Cheers,

--
Dan

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