[Kerberos for Macintosh] [Applications] [Miscellaneous Documentation]
Known Bugs in Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0
Mac OS X Known Bugs
Behavior Workaround If there are characters with diacritical marks (e.g. ö, é) in my startup disk's volume name, the Kerberos application will not run, and kinit gives an error when I try to log in. Rename the volume to remove the characters with diacritical marks. The Kerberos Login dialog gives an error saying "unexpected reply from KDC" when I try to get new tickets after the fall Daylight Savings Time change. Quit and relaunch the application you're trying to get tickets in. I only get MIT realms in the Login dialog and Edit Favorite Realms dialog. You need an
edu.mit.Kerberosfile configured for your site. Contact your system administrator, or see the Kerberos Preferences documentation for information on creating the file.
I am having problems with the /usr/lib support. Please write us telling us what you are trying to do, and what problems you are experiencing. I can't drag the ticket lifetime slider in the Kerberos Options dialog all the way to the left. (e.g. When the minimum lifetime is set to 10 minutes, I can only drag the slider down to 15 minutes.) None. We believe this is a Carbon bug.
Mac OS 8 and 9 Known Bugs
Behavior Workaround When I was trying to login using the Kerberos Login dialog, a new dialog came up saying "A fatal error has occured... Condition: Bogus event kind. File: KLAppearanceDialog.cp". This error is caused when Microsoft Word or Excel are running (even if they're in the background) and you press a modifier key such as Shift or Option while you're in the Login dialog. Either don't press a modifier key while logging in (if possible), or quit Word and Excel before getting Kerberos tickets. Once the dialog has come up, click on "Quit" and try again (without modifier keys or after quitting Microsoft applications). I experience pauses during typing when I have Kerberos tickets. Upgrade to Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3, which fixes this problem. The installer will warn you that "you may have a newer version of Kerberos for Macintosh" isntalled when you attempt to install KfM 4.0 final over KfM 4.0fc1. This message is in error. Click "OK" to contine installing. The Kerberos Menu and Kerberos Control Strip may display incorrect ticket status and users after the fall Daylight Savings Time change. Restart your Macintosh. The Kerberos Login dialog gives an error saying "unexpected reply from KDC" when I try to get new tickets after the fall Daylight Savings Time change. Quit and relaunch the application you're trying to get tickets in. Kerberos crashes when I log in and my time zone is not set. Restart, set your time zone, and try again. Kerberos for Macintosh may not work with foreign language versions of Mac OS 9.1 and higher. (Gives you an error saying that "MIT Kerberos•TicketKeeperLib could not be found.") Move the files "Kerberos Library" and "Kerberos Support Library" from the "Kerberos" folder in the "Applications Support" folder to the "Extensions" folder, and restart your Macintosh. (Note - "Applications Support" and "Extensions" will have a localized names.) This problem is the result of a bug in the Mac OS. The latest installer attempts to install the files in "Extensions" to avoid this problem. Applications may run out of memory sooner or not run at all because of insufficient memory. Increase memory allocation by up to 250K. Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0 requires more memory than 2.5.1. Some Kerberos v5 applications such as BetterTelnet and KLPR which have support for earlier versions fail on launch trying to find a Kerberos library. This is because the Kerberos v5 library CFM version number changed. None. These applications will need to be rebuilt against the new libraries. Applications with custom CDEFs which override the Appearance CDEF will cause the Login dialog to behave strangely (e.g. Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint). None. You must close the resource file that contains the custom CDEF before calling Kerberos functions which may display a dialog. Trying to open AppleShare server with KClient UAM from the Chooser does nothing. Use the Network Browser. Trying to open AppleShare server with KClient UAM from the Network Browser under Limited mode with Mac OS 9's Multiple Users does not succeed. Make an alias to that server configured to use the KClient UAM available to that user.
KfM under Classic Known Bugs
Behavior Workaround Classic ticket sharing stops updating the Classic side after using the Classic Kerberos Menu to get or destroy Kerberos tickets. Avoid getting Kerberos tickets via the Kerberos Menu when in Classic; if this happens, restart your Mac. Upgrade to Kerberos for Macintosh 4.0.3, which handles this behavior better. The menu bar flashes light and dark when a Classic application brings up the Mac OS X Kerberos Login dialog, and again when the dialog goes away. None.
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Last updated on $Date: 2003/11/18 22:02:28 $
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