Re: Authentication


R.H. coast near the top (decvax!eagle_snax!geoff@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU)
18 Oct 87 15:29:06 GMT


I faced this problem with PC-NFS: how do you "log in" to a PC and
acquire credentials to use over the wire. Finding nothing in the
standards world, I rolled my own: a fairly trivial RPC-based
implementation. The server side code ("pcnfsd") is in the public
domain, and a number of people are using it. It doesn't use
encryption (useless unless you're going to do it ALL right: see
the "Secure RPC" paper from one of the recent Usenix's) but it
does use a rot13-like scrambling to discourage casual browsers.

--
Geoff Arnold, Sun Microsystems	     | "Picture	a bright blue ball,
East Coast Division (home of PC-NFS) |	Spinning, spinning free;
UUCP: {ihnp4,decwrl,...}!sun!garnold |	Dizzy with possibility...
ARPA: garnold@sun.com		     |	Ashes, ashes, all fall down..."



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