Release Digest: GNU, December 12, 2003
Dec 12, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
3DLDF 1.1.4 has been released.
3DLDF 1.1.4 is a GNU package for three-dimensional drawing with
It can be downloaded from
New in version 1.1.4:
The Texinfo manual can now be generated in Info and HTML
Bug fix in the shell script 3DLDF-1.1.4/CWEB/tsthdweb that's
used by 3DLDF-1.1.4/CWEB/Makefile to control rebuilding.
Previously, files were sometimes retangled and recompiled
unnecessarily. I believe I've fixed the problem now, but it's
tricky, so I'll have to keep an eye on it.
Added the function Rectangle::is_rectangular() and made
mediate() a member function in class Point.
MAX_REAL is now really the second largest float, but only on
32-bit, little-endian architectures. On other architectures, 3dldf
will exit with an error message. I plan to make this work on other
Shishi 0.0.9 alpha
I am pleased to announce a new release of Shishi.
Shishi is an implementation of the Kerberos 5 network
authentication system. Shishi can be used to authenticate users in
Due to the problems with Savannah, the web pages have not been
updated. I hope to upload the manual to the web pages soon.
Meanwhile, the manual is included in the release, in the Info
format, PostScript and PDF.
The project page of the library is available at: http://www.gnu.org/software/shishi/
Here are the compressed sources:
Here are GPG detached signatures using key 0xB565716F: ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/shishi/shishi-0.0.9.tar.gz.sig
Here are the build reports for various platforms: http://josefsson.org/autobuild/shishi.html
Here are the MD5 checksums:
Noteworthy changes (since 0.0.4, last version announced
- Version 0.0.9 (released 2003-12-12)
- A Kerberos 5 information storage system added, called Shisa.
Shisa is used by Kerberos 5 servers (KDCs) to find information
about principals. Shisa can be extended to support various
backends, such as LDAP and SQL databases, but currently only a file
system based database is supported. Shisa consists of two parts, a
library (libshisa, see db/) and a command line tool (shisa, see
src/). Shisa is designed to be concurrent write safe, i.e.,
multiple writers to the same database is permitted. This is very
much work in progress.
- A new tool 'shisa' added to add/remove/list/modify the Shisa
- The Administration and Reference Manual has been (re)written.
There is now a step-by-step walk-through on creating the database
for a new realm, adding a few principals, starting the server and
testing it by getting tickets.
- Shishid (the Kerberos server) now read keys via the Shisa
database. The old hostkeys-alike file based "database" is no longer
- A sample Shisa database and host keys are created during
installation. The default realm name (typically your hostname) is
used, which might not be what you prefer, but should get you
- Improve behaviour with poorly synchronized clocks. Earlier
newly acquired tickets were discarded if they were not yet valid
when you acquire them. Now tickets are only discarded when their
end time is in the past.
- Support for DES and 3DES without integrity checking re-added.
Those encryption algorithms are needed by GSS Wrap/Unwrap, but was
accidently removed from Shishi during an earlier cleanup.
- When Libgcrypt is used, ARCFOUR now handle streamed operations.
This is needed for, e.g., Kerberos rsh in the Shishi patched
version of GNU InetUtils.
- Paths to configurations files and host keys changed. The
configuration files and host keys are now stored (by default, but
see next entry) in $prefix/etc/shishi/, instead of, as it was
before, in $prefix/etc (for configuration and host keys) and
$prefix/share/shishi (for user configuration file template).
- Paths to configurations, host keys and the database root now
configurable. The configure parameters --with-conf-dir,
--with-skel-dir, --with-key-dir, and --with-db-dir can be used to
specify the location of shishi.conf and shisa.conf (system
configuration files), shishi.skel (user configuration file
template), shishi.keys (host specific keys) and the Shisa database
- IANA allocated Telnet Encrypt command 12 for the AES-CCM
- Autoconf 2.59, Automake 1.8, and Libtool from CVS is used.
- Some more self tests were added.
- Version 0.0.8 (released 2003-10-16)
- Passwords are processed with SASLprep instead of KRBprep.
- Authorization improvements.
- Documentation additions. Protocol descriptions for STARTTLS,
AES-CCM encrypted telnet, and Kerberos rsh/rlogin.
- Support for upgrading TCP connections to KDC to TLS supported
(STARTTLS). STARTTLS support will be compiled in automatically, if
you have GNUTLS installed, but can be disabled unconditionally by
configuring with --disable-tls. Use the 'realm-kdc' configuration
token to specify which KDCs the client should use it against, e.g.,
- Version 0.0.7 (released 2003-09-21)
- Encryption types can now be referred to using shorter aliases.
E.g., you can write "aes" instead of
- ARCFOUR encryption support according to
- DES-CBC-CRC now works.
- Version 0.0.6 (released 2003-09-14)
- Proxiable, proxy, forwardable and forwarded tickets supported.
See the User Manual for discussion and examples.
- Man pages for all public functions are included.
- Installed versions of Libgcrypt and libtasn1 used where
possible. Shishi need Libgcrypt 1.1.44 or later, and libtasn1 0.2.5
or later. If a usable version is not found, the internal Nettle
(crypto/) and/or libminitasn1 (asn1/) libraries are used
- It is possible to enable and disable part of the system at
compile time. See --disable-des, --disable-3des, --disable-aes,
--disable-md, --disable-null, and --enable-arcfour.
- The internal crypto interface now fully modularized. If you
wish to add support for a new low-level cryptographic library, to,
e.g., utilize specialized hardware, it is now easy to do so. Two
wrappers for Nettle (lib/nettle.c) and Libgcrypt (lib/libgcrypt.c)
- Logging destination for warnings and informational messages can
be changed. By default, message are sent to stderr for clients, and
syslog for servers. See the new API functions shishi_outputtype and
shishi_set_outputtype for more information.
- Version 0.0.5 (released 2003-09-07)
- Server host name to realm mapping via DNS supported.
- SAFE functions improved. Example code of a client using
integrity protected application data exchanges is in
examples/client-safe.c and examples/server.c.
- PRIV functions added. Example code of a client using privacy
protected application data exchanges is in
- Documentation improvements. E.g., a reference manual was added,
that document the configuration file, and the shishi and shishid
- Various API changes.