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From: Dennis Davis <D.H.Davis@bath.ac.uk>
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Subject: Corrections to the manual page for krb5kdc.
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>Number: 967
>Category: krb5-doc
>Synopsis: Corrections to the manual page for krb5kdc.
>Confidential: no
>Severity: non-critical
>Priority: low
>Responsible: mitchb
>State: closed
>Class: doc-bug
>Submitter-Id: unknown
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jun 11 08:56:00 EDT 2001
>Last-Modified: Mon Sep 24 18:41:16 EDT 2001
>Originator: Dennis Davis
>Organization:
Bath University Computing Services, UK
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>Release: krb5-1.2.2
>Environment:

System: OpenBSD ancho.bath.ac.uk 2.8 ANCHO#0 i386


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>Description:
krb5kdc will accept a "-n" argument which means it won't put itself
in the background and disassociate itself from the terminal. There
is no description of this in the manual page for krb5kdc.
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>How-To-Repeat:
Not applicable.
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>Fix:
I really like daemons that offer the possibility of not
backgrounding themselves. Especially if they are critial pieces of
software. I run such daemons under the control of Dan Bernstein's
daemontools package. Amongst other things this will monitor the
daemon and restart it if it fails. So I'm running the krb5kdc and
kadmind daemons with the "-n" and "-nofork" arguments respectively.

(Having said the above, I've only had our kerberosIV daemon fail
once in the last eighteen months. But hey, I wanna be paranoid
when I grow up :-)

Appended below are fixes to the manual page for krb5kdc which
document the "-n" argument.

*** krb5-1.2.2/src/kdc/krb5kdc.M.orig Wed Feb 28 22:07:28 2001
--- krb5-1.2.2/src/kdc/krb5kdc.M Mon Jun 11 10:51:30 2001
***************
*** 41,46 ****
--- 41,48 ----
] [
.B \-m
] [
+ .B \-n
+ ] [
.B \-r
.I realm
] [
***************
*** 93,98 ****
--- 95,107 ----
.B \-m
option specifies that the master database password should be fetched
from the keyboard rather than from a file on disk.
+ .PP
+ The
+ .B \-n
+ option specifies that the KDC does not put itself in the background
+ and does not disassociate itself from the terminal. In normal
+ operation, you should always allow the KDC to place itself in
+ the background.
.PP
The
.B \-4
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>Audit-Trail:
State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: mitchb
State-Changed-When: Mon Sep 24 18:38:26 EDT 2001
State-Changed-Why:
I've committed this patch with a couple of trivial modifications; thanks
for contributing!


Responsible-Changed-From-To: krb5-unassigned->mitchb
Responsible-Changed-By: mitchb
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Sep 24 18:38:26 EDT 2001
Responsible-Changed-Why:
mitchb reviewed the patch and updated the man page

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>Unformatted:
Documentation for the "-n" argument to krb5kdc is missing.