Subject: Re: Status of Kerberos IV or 5
To: Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Assar Westerlund <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/1998 01:22:15
Chris Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > but hey, that's going to change :-) ), but it's hard if you want to
> > display apps from random system X, which is the whole point of having
> > authenticated X connections in the first place :-)
> I think it would be completely worth it.
I don't agreee.
It would give you unportable and broken authentication.
The right thing to do would be to define and implement
authentication/encryption in X. (If you're going to be unportable you
might as well get the functionality you want.) And then make all the
vendors incorporate it. I don't think that is going to happen.
(You're very welcome to prove me wrong :-)
The practical way is to use something like kx.