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Re: JDBC and GSSAPI/Krb5

From: "Henry B(dot) Hotz" <hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov>
To: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Koczan <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: JDBC and GSSAPI/Krb5
Date: 2008-01-30 16:35:04
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On Jan 30, 2008, at 12:59 AM, Kris Jurka wrote:

> Additionally there is a means of providing this configuration in  
> code form (which I've yet to test), but that only works on 1.5+  
> while GSSAPI works on 1.4 as well.  Further as you can tell from  
> the above configuration, it's specific to the JVM you're running  
> on.  You wouldn't use com.sun.* on a non-Sun JVM.  Finally people  
> may want different options enabled in the config, so hardcoding  
> this doesn't work from that perspective either:

I wouldn't worry toooo much about 1.4.  It has a lot of issues,  
including only supporting single DES encryption types.  The only  
"current" platform I deal with that uses 1.4 is Solaris 9, and it's  
pretty easy to provide a newer JVM on a Sun.

Ideally the code should provide reasonable (overwriteable) defaults  
wherever possible.

More later.
The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry(dot)B(dot)Hotz(at)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov, or hbhotz(at)oxy(dot)edu

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