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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: 2007-12-07 07:26:45
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On Dec 6, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Kris Jurka wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
>> If they are wire-compatible then there is no reason to use a  
>> different value on the wire to differentiate them.  This is the  
>> point that I said I didn't understand.
> I think the point is that a client using the SSPI library can  
> operate wire-compatibly with a server using the GSSSPI library, but  
> that only happens with the auth type of "gss".  When the "sspi"  
> auth type is used, that signals to a client using the SSPI library  
> to do something non wire-compatible and that's why the two auth  
> types are used.
> Kris Jurka

I'm not enough of a Windows person to know if that makes sense.  I'll  
ask Magnus when I get far enough it matters.  I think my choices are  
to ignore the difference or to only support the two GSS types.

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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