Subject: Re: Upgrade bad for s/key login?
To: matthew green <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/1999 23:15:17
>   I tried on 1.3.3 and 1.4 i386 and sparc hosts.
>   For the same skey sequence# and key (whith the same passwd of course :),
>   sparc 1.3.3, sparc 1.4 and i386/1.4 gives the same result, but i386/1.3.3
>   gives a dufferent one. Maybe a endian problem was fixed (I didn't notice it
>   but as I don't use S/key I may well have missed it) ?
>actually, this fix appears to have been pulled into the 1.3.3 tree...
>are you sure those are 1.3.3 or 1.3.2 or earlier?  it wasn't fixed in

my "rule of thumb" is that 

   % skey -p9 9 9

always give me the same response.  i've even got it sort of memorized
(i might not really be able repeat it back to you, but i would notice
if i got the wrong answer).

fwiw - i'm using 1.3.3 and it works fine.

>julian, the work around is to use a same-bytesex machine :)


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