Subject: Re: kerberos in 1.5_ALPHA
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/16/2000 13:00:12
On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 12:02:00PM -0700, Paul Goyette wrote:

 > > In the Athena environment (the original user of Kerberos), Hesiod (i.e.
 > > "dns" in nsswitch.conf) is used for the user/group database info,
 > So, shouldn't use of Kerberos for password changing depend on presence
 > of DNS in the nsswitch.conf entry for password?  Currently, setting
 > nsswitch.conf to "files" only still doesn't disable Kerberos attempts.

No.  I was only pointing out that Kerberos is separate from where the
user information comes from.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>