Don't you want to maintain some interoperability between 8.2 client/ server and 8.3 server/client at least? If you put my patches in 8.3, and they work as well as I hope, then "in time" could be as soon as 8.4, I suppose.

To answer the question more directly: I do not know of any platform that supports the "native" Kerb5 API that doesn't also support GSSAPI for the simple reason that a Kerberos-only version of GSSAPI has been bundled with both the MIT and Heimdal distributions for as long as I can remember.


On Apr 30, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Tom Lane wrote:

"Henry B. Hotz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
I tend to regard this as a comparable migration to the Kerb4 -> Kerb5
one.  In time it should be a complete replacement.  In time we will
be able to rip out the existing Kerb5 code.

Why "in time" and not immediately?  Are there platforms that don't
support the GSSAPI interface?  If so, how would we ever retire the
old code?

                        regards, tom lane

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