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Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:32:37 -0800
From: Frank Cusack <>
Subject: MAX_SKDC_TIMEOUT misleading
This value is set to 30 by default, however the code which uses it
(sendto_kdc.c) does an exponential backoff:

for (timeout = krb5_skdc_timeout_1; timeout < krb5_max_skdc_timeout;
timeout <<= krb5_skdc_timeout_shift) {

The actual max value used is 16s. Setting it to 30 is misleading.
I'd say change this to 16, but an alternative is 32.