query on "plug-in architecture" - Kerberos

This is a discussion on query on "plug-in architecture" - Kerberos ; HI all, Can anyone please answer one of the query regarding the following new feature in MIT latest kerberos release namely krb5-1.5 : "plug-in architecture, allowing for extension modules to be loaded at run-time?" What does the above feature really ...

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    HI all,
    Can anyone please answer one of the query regarding the following new
    feature in MIT latest kerberos release namely krb5-1.5 :
    "plug-in architecture, allowing for extension modules to be loaded at
    run-time?"

    What does the above feature really mean ? Is it a pluggable architecture for
    the new mech-glue so that we can plug-in/plug-out various securtiy mechanims
    ( like kerberos, SPKm etc) , or is it something different?

    Thanks in advance
    vipin rathor
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    >>>>> "Vipin" == Vipin Rathor writes:

    Vipin> HI all,
    Vipin> Can anyone please answer one of the query regarding the following new
    Vipin> feature in MIT latest kerberos release namely krb5-1.5 :
    Vipin> "plug-in architecture, allowing for extension modules to be loaded at
    Vipin> run-time?"

    Vipin> What does the above feature really mean ?

    Mostly, internal support for adding extensibility plugins to MIT
    Kerberos. Two plugin interfaces are supported in 1.5. The first is
    an internal interface for adding new database layers. There is a
    plugin interface, but you need to have access to internal headers, so
    any plugin built will be tightly coupled against a particular version
    of MIT Kerberos.

    The second is a plugin interface for locating the KDC to use.
    This is a public interface.

    Vipin> Is it a pluggable architecture for
    Vipin> the new mech-glue so that we can plug-in/plug-out various securtiy mechanims
    Vipin> ( like kerberos, SPKm etc) , or is it something different?

    This should be coming in 1.6.

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