Password transmission and encryption query


mar@ATHENA.MIT.EDU
Thu, 12 May 88 14:43:19 EDT


The kerberos authentication system can help solve this problem. When
both hosts in a transaction are using kerberos, it is never necessary
to send passwords across the network. For remote login, we have
already modified Berkeley Unix rlogin to use kerberos. A kerberos
solution could be written for other operating systems as well.

The documents describing the protocol are available via anonymous FTP
from athena-dist.mit.edu (at 18.71.0.38). The code is currently in
beta test (we've been using a version at MIT for over a year now), and
will be released at some point in the future. If you cannot use FTP
or want more information, you may send a request to
info-kerberos@athena.mit.edu.
                                        -Mark Rosenstein



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