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From: Simon Josefsson <simon <at> josefsson.org>
Subject: Generic Security Service Library (GSSLib) 1.0.0
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gnu.gss.general
Date: Tuesday 30th March 2010 16:46:48 UTC (over 7 years ago)
GSSLib is an implementation of the Generic Security Service
Application Program Interface (GSS-API).  GSS-API is used by network
servers to provide security services.  For example, GSS can be used to
authenticate a client against SMTP or IMAP servers.  GSS consists of a
library, a manual, and a command line tool for debugging purposes.

Noteworthy changes since the last version:

* Version 1.0.0 (released 2010-03-30)

** Rarely used GNU GSS extensions removed.
The removed APIs are gss_copy_oid, gss_duplicate_oid, and
gss_encapsulate_token_prefix.

** Align capsulation functions with Heimdal and specification document.
The functions are gss_encapsulate_token and gss_decapsulate_token.
The semantics and function prototypes changed slightly.

** Added --with-po-suffix configure parameter to modify the gettext domain.
This parameter is useful when you want to have both this version and
the older version installed at the same time.

** API and ABI modifications.
gss_copy_oid: REMOVED.
gss_duplicate_oid: REMOVED.
gss_encapsulate_token_prefix: REMOVED.
gss_encapsulate_token: MODIFIED.
gss_decapsulate_token: MODIFIED.

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
equipment.

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
projects.

The project's web page is available at:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/

All manuals are available from:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/manual/

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/manual/gss.html
- HTML format
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/manual/gss.pdf
- PDF format

For code coverage and cyclomatic code complexity charts:
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/coverage/
  http://www.gnu.org/software/gss/cyclo/cyclo-gss.html

If you need help to use GNU GSS, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gss mailing list, see:
  http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-gss

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package:
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gss/gss-1.0.0.tar.gz
(1.9MB)
  ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gss/gss-1.0.0.tar.gz.sig
(OpenPGP signature)

We also provide pre-built Windows binaries:
  http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/gss-1.0.0.zip
  http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/mingw32-gss_1.0.0-1_all.deb

Here are the build reports for various platforms:
  http://autobuild.josefsson.org/shishi/

Daily builds of the package are available from:
  http://daily.josefsson.org/gss/

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

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2011-03-30]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson 
uid                  Simon Josefsson 
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2011-03-30]

The key is available from:
  http://josefsson.org/key.txt
  dns:b565716f.josefsson.org?TYPE=CERT

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

f992c7b6f8bff6606570d5600f56b8a93dc77656  gss-1.0.0.tar.gz
e5f2c6e85c745d05444512b426fa2603f48da85712322049c8549405  gss-1.0.0.tar.gz

eb6eb267c9707263d35a52474ed765da47c71341  gss-1.0.0.zip
880bafde1b81ad824d1c8aa4df54a317d81df6feb49ad11ced8f91d2  gss-1.0.0.zip

bd313a2afa302fb6d5278e158fa089654fa8222a  mingw32-gss_1.0.0-1_all.deb
b30e9e326f6ea396968abfb44db9bf8912cdf82ca11303de21c3d735 
mingw32-gss_1.0.0-1_all.deb

Happy hacking,
Simon
 
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