[Heimdal-announce] Heimdal 7.1 release announcement.

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[Heimdal-announce] Heimdal 7.1 release announcement.

Dear Heimdal Community,

A team consisting of staff from Two Sigma Open Source and AuriStor are
pleased to announce the release of Heimdal 7.1.

The release download page is:


The source tarball can be downloaded from:


    SHA256(heimdal-7.1.0.tar.gz)= cee58ab3a4ce79f243a3e73f465dac19fe2b93ef1c5ff244d6f1d689fedbde2d
    SHA1(heimdal-7.1.0.tar.gz)= 72d79c7c6953047f3949a5f7d03c20237ff69c69

The signature key fingerprint is: E659 41B7 1CF3 C459 A34F  A89C 45E7 572A 28CD 8CC8

Why 7?

    We are adopting a new versioning scheme.

        o  Each feature release will have a new major number.

        o  The minor will be a patch level.  A value of 0 is
           reserved for release candidates.  A value of 99 is
           reserved for development.

        o  Stable releases will not have a micro number (always 0).

        o  Micro numbers will be incremented in release candidates
           and development as needed.

    For example, the release candidates for 7.1 were 7.0.1, 7.0.2 and
    All bug fixes will then be 7.2, 7.3, etc.

    New development for Heimdal 8 will be 7.99.1, 7.99.2, 7.99.3, etc.

    When the next feature release is issued its version number will
    start with 8.0.1 as the first release candidate and the first
    release will be 8.1.

Major changes in Heimdal 7:

    We have a lot of major improvements since our last official
    release, including:

        o  hcrypto is now thread safe on all platforms and
           as much as possible hcrypto now uses the operating
           system's preferred crypto implementation ensuring
           that optimized hardware assisted implementations of
           AES-NI are used.

        o  RFC 6113 Generalized Framework for Kerberos
           Pre-Authentication (FAST).

        o  Hierarchical capath support

        o  iprop has been revamped to fix a number of race
           conditions that could lead to inconsistent replication.

        o  The KDC process now uses a multi-process model improving
           resiliency and performance.

        o  AES Encryption with HMAC-SHA2 for Kerberos 5

        o  Moved kadmin and ktutil to /usr/bin

        o  Stricter fcache checks (see fcache_strict_checking krb5.conf setting)

        o  Removed legacy applications: ftp, kx, login, popper, push, rcp, rsh,
           telnet, xnlock

    For a more detailed list of changes please see:


    which contains a bullet point summary of the major security,
    feature and bug fix changes that have been applied to the Heimdal
    source tree over the last four years since the release of 1.5.3.

    We expect that the ABI for libgssapi and libkrb5 is unchanged from
    the prior release (1.5.3).


    At least the following individuals have contributed to Heimdal 7,
    (please pardon any omissions):

    Abhinav Upadhyay        Heath Kehoe             Nico Williams
    Andreas Schneider       Henry Jacques           Patrik Lundin
    Andrew Bartlett         Howard Chu              Philip Boulain
    Andrew Tridgell         Igor Sobrado            Ragnar Sundblad
    Antoine Jacoutot        Ingo Schwarze           Remi Ferrand
    Arran Cudbard-Bell      Jakub Čajka             Rod Widdowson
    Arvid Requate           James Le Cuirot         Rok Papež
    Asanka Herath           James Lee               Roland C. Dowdeswell
    Ben Kaduk               Jeffrey Altman          Ross L Richardson
    Benjamin Kaduk          Jeffrey Clark           Russ Allbery
    Bernard Spil            Jeffrey Hutzelman       Samuel Cabrero
    Brian May               Jelmer Vernooij         Samuel Thibault
    Chas Williams           Ken Dreyer              Santosh Kumar Pradhan
    Chaskiel Grundman       Kiran S J               Sean Davis
    Dana Koch               Kumar Thangavelu        Sergio Gelato
    Daniel Schepler         Landon Fuller           Simon Wilkinson
    David Mulder            Linus Nordberg          Stef Walter
    Douglas Bagnall         Love Hörnquist Åstrand  Stefan Metzmacher
    Ed Maste                Luke Howard             Steffen Jaeckel
    Eray Aslan              Magnus Ahltorp          Timothy Pearson
    Florian Best            Marc Balmer             Tollef Fog Heen
    Fredrik Pettai          Marcin Cieślak          Tony Acero
    Greg Hudson             Marco Molteni           Uri Simchoni
    Gustavo Zacarias        Matthieu Hautreux       Viktor Dukhovni
    Günther Deschner        Michael Meffie          Volker Lendecke
    Harald Barth            Moritz Lenz

   The Heimdal Release Team.
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