Projects: NFS Version 4 Open Source Reference Implementation
"Simple" GSSD Distribution
This work was done as part of the NFS Version 4 Open Source Reference Implementation project. GSSD is a userspace daemon whose purpose in life is to perform tasks on behalf of the kernel, such as Kerberos authentication. This "simple" GSSD distribution is a stripped-down version which does one thing: translation between NFSv4 named principals and numerical uid/gid's. For now, we implement a trivial translation scheme which just uses getpwnam() and friends. Subsequent distributions may do something more elaborate such as querying a host-specific mapping file, or contacting an LDAP server.
The "simple" GSSD distribution will be adequate for:
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