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KRB_SENDAUTH(3)                                   KRB_SENDAUTH(3)

       krb_sendauth,  krb_recvauth, krb_net_write, krb_net_read -
       Kerberos routines for sending authentication  via  network
       stream sockets

       #include <kerberosIV/krb.h>
       #include <kerberosIV/des.h>
       #include <netinet/in.h>

       int krb_sendauth(options, fd, ktext, service, inst, realm,
                 checksum,  msg_data,  cred,   schedule,   laddr,
                 faddr, version)
       long options;
       int fd;
       KTEXT ktext;
       char *service, *inst, *realm;
       u_long checksum;
       MSG_DAT *msg_data;
       CREDENTIALS *cred;
       Key_schedule schedule;
       struct sockaddr_in *laddr, *faddr;
       char *version;

       int krb_recvauth(options, fd, ktext, service, inst, faddr,
                 laddr, auth_data, filename, schedule, version)
       long options;
       int fd;
       KTEXT ktext;
       char *service, *inst;
       struct sockaddr_in *faddr, *laddr;
       AUTH_DAT *auth_data;
       char *filename;
       Key_schedule schedule;
       char *version;

       int krb_net_write(fd, buf, len)
       int fd;
       char *buf;
       int len;

       int krb_net_read(fd, buf, len)
       int fd;
       char *buf;
       int len;

       These functions, which are built on top of the  core  Ker-
       beros  library,  provide a convenient means for client and
       server programs to send  authentication  messages  to  one
       another  through  network  connections.   The krb_sendauth
       function sends an authenticated  ticket  from  the  client

MIT Project Athena     Kerberos Version 4.0                     1

KRB_SENDAUTH(3)                                   KRB_SENDAUTH(3)

       program  to  the server program by writing the ticket to a
       network socket.  The krb_recvauth  function  receives  the
       ticket from the client by reading from a network socket.

       This  function  writes  the  ticket  to the network socket
       specified by the file descriptor fd, returning KSUCCESS if
       the  write  proceeds successfully, and an error code if it
       does not.

       The ktext argument should point to an  allocated  KTEXT_ST
       structure.  The service, inst, and realm arguments specify
       the server program's Kerberos  principal  name,  instance,
       and  realm.   If  you  are  writing a client that uses the
       local realm exclusively, you can set the realm argument to

       The  version argument allows the client program to pass an
       application-specific version string that the  server  pro-
       gram  can  then match against its own version string.  The
       version string can be up to  KSEND_VNO_LEN  (see  <krb.h>)
       characters in length.

       The  checksum argument can be used to pass checksum infor-
       mation to the  server  program.   The  client  program  is
       responsible  for specifying this information.  This check-
       sum  information   is   difficult   to   corrupt   because
       krb_sendauth passes it over the network in encrypted form.
       The checksum argument is passed as the  checksum  argument
       to krb_mk_req.

       You  can set krb_sendauth's other arguments to NULL unless
       you want  the  client  and  server  programs  to  mutually
       authenticate  themselves.  In the case of mutual authenti-
       cation, the client authenticates itself to the server pro-
       gram,  and  demands  that  the server in turn authenticate
       itself to the client.

       If you want mutual authentication, make sure that you read
       all  pending  data  from  the  local socket before calling
       krb_sendauth.   Set  krb_sendauth's  options  argument  to
       KOPT_DO_MUTUAL  (this macro is defined in the krb.h file);
       make sure that the laddr argument points to the address of
       the  local  socket,  and  that faddr points to the foreign
       socket's network address.

       Krb_sendauth fills  in  the  other  arguments--  msg_data,
       cred,  and  schedule--before  sending  the  ticket  to the
       server program.  You must,  however,  allocate  space  for
       these arguments before calling the function.

MIT Project Athena     Kerberos Version 4.0                     2

KRB_SENDAUTH(3)                                   KRB_SENDAUTH(3)

       Krb_sendauth supports two other options: KOPT_DONT_MK_REQ,
       and  KOPT_DONT_CANON.   If  called  with  options  set  as
       KOPT_DONT_MK_REQ, krb_sendauth will not use the krb_mk_req
       function to retrieve the ticket from the Kerberos  server.
       The  ktext  argument  must point to an existing ticket and
       authenticator (such as would be  created  by  krb_mk_req),
       and  the  service, inst, and realm arguments can be set to

       If   called   with   options   set   as   KOPT_DONT_CANON,
       krb_sendauth  will  not  convert the service's instance to
       canonical form using krb_get_phost(3).

       If you want to call krb_sendauth with a  multiple  options
       specification,  construct  options  as a bitwise-OR of the
       options you want to specify.

       The krb_recvauth  function  reads  a  ticket/authenticator
       pair  from  the socket pointed to by the fd argument.  Set
       the options  argument  as  a  bitwise-OR  of  the  options
       desired.   Currently  only KOPT_DO_MUTUAL is useful to the

       The ktext argument should point to an  allocated  KTEXT_ST
       structure.     Krb_recvauth    fills    ktext   with   the
       ticket/authenticator pair read from fd, then passes it  to

       The  service  and inst arguments specify the expected ser-
       vice and instance for  which  the  ticket  was  generated.
       They are also passed to krb_rd_req.  The inst argument may
       be set to "*" if the caller wishes krb_mk_req to  fill  in
       the  instance  used  (note that there must be space in the
       inst  argument  to  hold  a  full   instance   name,   see

       The faddr argument should point to the address of the peer
       which is presenting the ticket.   It  is  also  passed  to

       If the client and server plan to mutually authenticate one
       another, the laddr argument  should  point  to  the  local
       address  of  the  file  descriptor.  Otherwise you can set
       this argument to NULL.

       The  auth_data  argument  should  point  to  an  allocated
       AUTH_DAT   area.   It  is  passed  to  and  filled  in  by
       krb_rd_req.  The  checksum  passed  to  the  corresponding
       krb_sendauth   is  available  as  part  of  the  filled-in
       AUTH_DAT area.

       The filename argument specifies  the  filename  which  the

MIT Project Athena     Kerberos Version 4.0                     3

KRB_SENDAUTH(3)                                   KRB_SENDAUTH(3)

       service  program  should  use  to  obtain its service key.
       Krb_recvauth passes filename to the  krb_rd_req  function.
       If  you  set this argument to "", krb_rd_req looks for the
       service key in the file /etc/srvtab.

       If the client and server are performing mutual authentica-
       tion,  the  schedule argument should point to an allocated
       Key_schedule.  Otherwise it is ignored and may be NULL.

       The version argument should point to a character array  of
       at  least  KSEND_VNO_LEN characters.  It is filled in with
       the version string passed by the client to krb_sendauth.

       The krb_net_write function emulates  the  write(2)  system
       call, but guarantees that all data specified is written to
       fd before returning, unless an error condition occurs.

       The krb_net_read  function  emulates  the  read(2)  system
       call,  but guarantees that the requested amount of data is
       read from fd before returning, unless an  error  condition

       krb_sendauth,     krb_recvauth,     krb_net_write,     and
       krb_net_read will not work properly on sockets set to non-
       blocking I/O mode.

       krb_mk_req(3), krb_rd_req(3), krb_get_phost(3)

       John T. Kohl, MIT Project Athena

       Copyright  1988,  Massachusetts Instititute of Technology.
       For copying and distribution information, please  see  the
       file <mit-copyright.h>.

MIT Project Athena     Kerberos Version 4.0                     4

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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