Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1248721
RFE: kpasswd&co. should use TCP by default
Last modified: 2016-01-07 12:45:43 EST
[More or less as fallout from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1203889#c25]
RFE: kpasswd&co. should use TCP by default and fall-back to UDP, based on what is configured in the krb5 configuration (in krb5 1.13.x we default to TCP).
Right now we use a weird algorithm which tries UDP first and only switch to TCP if we it certain UDP error conditions. IMHO we should stop sniffing and probing around and just do what the config says...
Adding upstream ticket.
krb5 prefers UDP for everything, including kpasswd. Even if we end up needing the TCP logic, we only eat one round-trip before falling back to that anyway. Further, my understanding is that this is configurable.
If upstream changes their position (see URL), we can revisit this; otherwise, I believe it safe to close.