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GNU Generic Security Service Library 0.0.9 alpha released

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU Generic Security Service Library 0.0.9 alpha released
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:03:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

GSS is an implementation of the Generic Security Service Application
Program Interface (GSS-API).  GSS-API is used by network servers to
provide security services, e.g., to authenticate SMTP/IMAP clients
against SMTP/IMAP servers.  GSS consists of a library and a manual.

The project page of the library is available at:

Here are the compressed sources:         (1.2MB)   (1.2MB)

Here are GPG detached signatures using key 0xB565716F:

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

Here are the MD5 checksums:

b054b5732273b25de28cf3ebaf2569a7  gss-0.0.9.tar.gz
92e43720a5342ec72885d3015c247530  gss-0.0.9.tar.gz.sig

Noteworthy changes (since 0.0.7, last version announced here):

* Changes in 0.0.9 (released 2004-01-15)

** Implemented gss_export_name and gss_krb5_inquire_cred_by_mech.
The Kerberos 5 backend also support them.

** gss_inquire_cred support default credentials.

** Kerberos 5 gss_canonicalize_name now support all mandatory name types.

** Kerberos 5 gss_accept_sec_context now support sub-session keys in AP-REQ.

** Added new extended function API: gss_userok.
This is the same as invoking gss_export_name on a name, removing the
OID, and then comparing the remaining material using memcmp.

** API documentation in HTML format from GTK-DOC included in doc/reference/.

* Changes in 0.0.8 (released 2004-01-11)

** Moved all backend specific code into sub-directories of lib/.
This means everything related to the Kerberos 5 backend is now located
in lib/krb5/.  The backend is built into its own library
(, to facilitate future possible use of dlopen to
dynamically load backends.

** The gss_duplicate_name function now allocate the output result properly.

** Man pages for all public functions are included.

** Documentation fixes.  For example, all official APIs are now documented.

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