Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2003 13:33:17
[ On , August 26, 2003 at 13:27:11 (+0200), Johan Danielsson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
> "Greg A. Woods" <> writes:
> > No authentication mechanism ever need run in the environment of the
> > user.  All claims to the contrary have been unjustified.
> In theory you may be right, but in practice there's AFS. You could
> argue that AFS should be implemented differently, but currently it
> isn't.

Currently AFS poses a bit of a problem for those tiny few people who
really need to support it, but AFS could be fixed without much problem
(perhaps it requires the ability to look at the problem from a sightly
different angle though).  In fact IIUC Digital had published a fix that
worked for OFS/1....  There have been many threads about this on various
NetBSD mailing lists in the past.

						Greg A. Woods

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