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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 92 14:42:13 -0400
From: tytso@Athena.MIT.EDU (Theodore Ts'o)
To: Joergen Haegg <>
Cc: kerberos@Athena.MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Joergen Haegg's message of Tue, 22 Sep 92 18:18:31 +0200,

   I know it is not wise to set a date, but can you give
   any hint about when then next beta of Kerberos will be released?

Well, I just sent out the pre-release of Beta 2 to a small set of
initial testers.  They will be ironing out any minor portability issues
and on next Tuesday, I will be releasing Beta 2 publically.

Beta two contains protocol changes so that it conforms with the latest
Kerberos V5 protocol draft (currently in Internet-Draft status).  In
addition, it will include Kerberos V5 versions of rlogin/rcp/rsh, and a
kadmin/kadmind server which was originally written by Bill Wrahe and
Glenn Machin from Sandia National Labs.  The kpasswd/kadmin/kadmind
programs should be considered alpha quality, and both the user interface
and the protocol are subject to change in future versions.

However, the Kerberos protocol itself and the file formats of the
key table (srvtab) and credentials cache should be fairly stable at this

While the beta two code has not received a full audit, I have examined
the code and am confident enough that it won't leak secrets (read:
user's passwords) to run it as a slave server in the ATHENA.MIT.EDU
realm, with the V4 backwards compatibility code enabled.  So we are
actually running the V5 KDC using production data at this point.

							- Ted

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