Subject: Re: Sparc ports
To: Gorgonio Barreto Ara'ujo <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1994 11:28:31
>>Actually, Hesiod is usually used to distribute domain information such
>>as passwords.  Hesiod and Kerberos don't *need* each other, but were
>>designed to work with each other.
>>				--Michael

>What's ``hesiod'' and where can I find it?
>					Gorgonio

Hesiod is a distributed database system for domain information like
usernames, service locations, etc. that works through BIND.  It's a
part of the Project Athena distributed computer system.  Kerberos is
commonly used with it for authentication purposes in a centralized
fashion.  I'd suggest getting the postscript files on in /pub/athena/doc/ and reading through them.


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