Password transmission and encryption query

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 (at 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
                                        -Mark Rosenstein

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