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GNU Generic Security Service 1.0.3 released

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: GNU Generic Security Service 1.0.3 released
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:50:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

GSS is an implementation of the Generic Security Service Application
Program Interface (GSS-API).  GSS-API is used by network applications to
implement security services.  For example, an application can use GSS to
authenticate a user against a SMTP or IMAP server for sending or
receiving e-mail.  GSS consists of a library, a manual, and a command
line tool for debugging purposes.

Noteworthy changes since the last version:

** gss: The command line tool can now initialize and accept security contexts.
This is useful for debugging.  See the section "Invoking gss" in the
manual for more information.

** i18n: Translations were updated.

** build: Update gnulib files.

** API and ABI modifications.
No changes since last version.

While written to be flexible with regards to different GSS mechanisms,
the only currently supported mechanism is Kerberos V5 via GNU Shishi.
Mutual and non-mutual authentication and channel bindings, as client
and server, is supported.  Message privacy protection using DES and
3DES is supported.

GSS aims to be internationalized, thread safe and portable.  GSS is
written in ANSI/ISO C89, and has been ported to numerous platforms, even
cross compiled to embedded platforms such as Motorola Coldfire.

GSS is a GNU project, and is licensed under the GNU General Public
License version 3 or later.

Improving GSS is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find GSS useful and wish to contribute back.  You can
contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or donate money or

Commercial support contracts for GSS are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult AB, a
Stockholm based privately held company, is currently funding GSS
maintenance.  We are always looking for interesting development

The project's web page is available at:

All manuals are available from:

Direct links to the manual:

Direct links to the API Reference manual:

For code coverage and cyclomatic code complexity charts:

If you need help to use GNU GSS, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gss mailing list, see:

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package: (2.2MB) (OpenPGP signature)

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

pub   3744R/54265E8C 2014-06-22
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>

The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 checksums:

218826553537e261a3b23275df019e90d8fe94a1  gss-1.0.3.tar.gz
41108ea59eb0a71ca1927be6be5142902c152954b98c2dc96fb26f92  gss-1.0.3.tar.gz

Happy hacking,

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