Date: Fri, 14 Dec 90 09:58:22 -0500
From: John T Kohl <jtkohl@MIT.EDU>
0) next meeting 8 January 1991, 3:30->4:30 in E40-316 [Have a safe &
happy New Year's holiday]
1) status reports:
jtkohl: RFC protocol changes should be finished now; some
editing remains. code to implement RFC changes is underway.
jon: was temporarily blocked by some library bugs, but should be
able to progress now. principal database "hammer" should be ready by
tytso: kdb_edit load & dump now work. doing some type-check
changes to kdb stuff to make sure encrypted & unencrypted keys don't get
confused. working on sendauth/recvauth for use in kprop/kpropd; general
form won't be ready with this release of slave code.
don: has been out sick & otherwise busy; will probably help out
with assembling some documentation.
2) other things:
Jeff will look at pseudo-code for string_to_key and verify (1)
the pseudo-code matches the C code and (2) the algorithm really is
other DES implementations exist (e.g. Ferguson (sp?)), but to
avoid distribution hassles, we'll probably only provide "glue" code to
those libraries, and let other sites pick up the code directly from the
alpha3 tentative date is Thursday 20 December (for release; code
should be done by 19 December)
beta-test might be sometime in late Jan/early Feb; really
depends on when we think the protocol is really "nailed down."