aklog-attempt-order-comments-20081029
[openafs.git] / src / aklog / aklog_main.c
index 9bd0403..f16c730 100644 (file)
@@ -453,7 +453,27 @@ static int auth_to_cell(krb5_context context, char *cell, char *realm)
        retry = 1;
        
        while(retry) {
-           
+
+           /* This code tries principals in the following, much debated,
+            * order:
+            * 
+            * If the realm is specified on the command line we do
+            *    - afs/cell@COMMAND-LINE-REALM
+            *    - afs@COMMAND-LINE-REALM
+            * 
+            * Otherwise, we do
+            *    - afs/cell@REALM-FROM-USERS-PRINCIPAL
+            *    - afs/cell@krb5_get_host_realm(db-server)
+            *   Then, if krb5_get_host_realm(db-server) is non-empty
+            *      - afs@ krb5_get_host_realm(db-server)
+            *   Otherwise
+            *      - afs/cell@ upper-case-domain-of-db-server
+            *      - afs@ upper-case-domain-of-db-server
+            * 
+            * In all cases, the 'afs@' variant is only tried where the
+            * cell and the realm match case-insensitively.
+            */
+               
            /* Cell on command line - use that one */
            if (realm && realm[0]) {
                realm_of_cell = realm;