Python extension for Kerberos-authenticated command execution
remctl is a client/server protocol for executing specific commands on a
remote system with Kerberos authentication. The allowable commands must
be listed in a server configuration file, and the executable run on the
server may be mapped to any command name. Each command is also
associated with an ACL containing a list of Kerberos principals
authorized to run that command.
This package contains the Python remctl extension, which provides native
Python bindings for the libremctl client library.
remctl (2.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
remctl now has an IANA-assigned port number (4373). The inetd.conf
entry for remctl-server will not be changed if an entry already exists,
but you may want to change port 4444 to 4373 once all your clients have
The remctl client (command-line or library) will attempt to connect to
4373 by default and fall back to 4444 if that fail
remctl (3.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Cherry-pick upstream fix to close a file descriptor leak in remctld
when checking access against ACL files.
-- Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:12:59 -0700
remctl (3.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Cherry-pick upstream fix to flags passed to open() when creating
sentinel files in the test suite. Hopefully fixes FTBFS on Hurd.
User-Visible remctl Changes
remctl 3.2 (2012-06-19)
Add new summary option to the remctld configuration. If remctld
receives a command of "help" with no arguments and no command by that
name has been defined, the server will look through the configuration
for any command with a summary option set, a subcommand of ALL, and
which the user would have been
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