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Re: Wincvs error: GSSAPI authentication failed: The specified target is
Mark D. Baushke
Re: Wincvs error: GSSAPI authentication failed: The specified target is unknown or unreachable
Sat, 26 May 2007 01:36:10 -0700
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Nick Wales <address@hidden> writes:
> I have a fully working linux kerberized CVS implementation. So I can
> checkout, update etc using the gserver implementation. I've started to
> try out some windows clients now, but with little success.
> I have the MIT kerberos network identity manager running, with a valid
> ticket. Now when I'm running the same command I run successfully from
> the linux machines, i.e.
> cvs -d :gserver:<hostname>:/var/cvs checkout test
> I get this message
> GSSAPI authentication failed: The specified target is unknown or unreachable
> Can anyone shed any light on why this might be happening?
That error will arise if <hostname> does not result in a valid
credential. In this case, the gsp_display_status() function is
returning 'The specified target is unknown or unreachable' as
the error description returned by the gss_init_sec_context().
It seems possible that the kerberized windows client is falling prey to
the differences between GSSAPI implementation on Windows and non-Windows
machines. I am not up-to-date with the variations of GSSAPI that exist
out there, so you may need to find someone who understands those
differences on an application level outside of the CVS application
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