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Generic Security Service Library (GSSLib) 0.1.5

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Generic Security Service Library (GSSLib) 0.1.5
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:17:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

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 0.1.5 (released 2010-03-22)

** Properly increment shared library version for newly added APIs in v0.1.4.
Note that the API/ABI is still fully backwards compatible.

** API and ABI modifications.
No changes since last version.

* Version 0.1.4 (released 2010-03-22)

** Add new interfaces defined in RFC 5801.
The APIs are gss_inquire_mech_for_saslname and

** KRB5: Fix bug in channel binding computation.

** Update gnulib files.

** API and ABI modifications.
gss_inquire_mech_for_saslname: ADDED.
gss_inquire_saslname_for_mech: ADDED.

While written to be flexible with regards to different GSS mechanisms,
the only currently supported mechanism is Kerberos 5 via GNU Shishi.
Mutual and non-mutual authentication, 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

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

The project's web page is available at:

All manuals are available from:

Specifically, the following formats are available.

The main manual: - HTML format - PDF format

Also useful are code coverage charts which indicate parts of the source
code that needs to be tested better by the included self-tests:

If you need help to use GNU GSS, or want to help others, you are invited
to join our help-gss mailing list, see:

Here are the compressed sources of the entire package: (2.0MB) (OpenPGP signature)

Here are the build reports for various platforms:

Daily builds of the package are available from:

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 <address@hidden>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <address@hidden>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2011-03-30]

The key is available from:

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

b3d3cb530524730c2b128289410f973e1131f520  gss-0.1.5.tar.gz

33ff99a53f5f0b3afecbddd9685092eea81409e6e6c4190674316fe2  gss-0.1.5.tar.gz

Happy hacking,

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