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From jhawk@MIT.EDU Sun Oct 6 02:45:34 1996
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Date: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 02:45:31 -0400
From: John Hawkinson <>
To: krb5-bugs@MIT.EDU
Subject: profile handling code doesn't note parser failures

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>Number: 69
>Category: krb5-libs
>Synopsis: profile handling code doesn't note parser failures
>Confidential: no
>Severity: serious
>Priority: high
>Responsible: tytso
>State: closed
>Class: sw-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Sun Oct e 02:46:00 EDT 1996
>Last-Modified: Thu Nov 14 14:54:41 EST 1996
>Originator: John Hawkinson
BBN Planet
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>Release: 1.0-development
System: NetBSD lola-granola 1.1B NetBSD 1.1B (LOLA) #2: Thu Jul 11 00:13:13 EDT 1996 mycroft@zygorthian-space-raiders:/afs/ i386

Bug is also present in beta-7.
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krb524init (for instance -- presumably this is merely one of a class
of problems) does not give sane information in the case of an
invalid /etc/krb5.conf.

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Attempt to comment out lines of krb5.conf using an invalid comment character.
Eg, starting with:
# ticket_lifetime = 600
default_realm = BBNPLANET.NET

run krb524init:

[all-purpose-gunk!jhawk] /usr/kerberos/lib> krb524init
k524init: No profile file open converting to V4 credentials

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Workaround: uncommment the lines.

Change-request: implement (or document implementation thereof) a comment

Real-fix: provide sane error messages from programs that read the profile
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Responsible-Changed-From-To: krb5-unassigned->tytso
Responsible-Changed-By: tytso
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Nov 4 14:55:19 1996
Responsible-Changed-Why: This is a bug in the profile code; I'll take
care of it.

From: "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU>
To: Cc: krb5-bugs@MIT.EDU
Subject: Re: krb5-libs/69: profile handling code doesn't note parser failures
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 17:03:52 -0500

As a cross-reference, PR #134 talks about a similar problem.

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: tytso
State-Changed-When: Thu Nov 14 14:54:31 1996
State-Changed-Why: Fixed

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