Subject: Re: Kerberos, don't laugh.
To: Christopher J Mason <cmason+@CMU.EDU>
From: Isaac Salpeter <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 10/19/1996 16:01:57
On Sat, 19 Oct 1996, David Bushong wrote:

> Kerberos?  hahahaha.. sorry, had to do that.  Why don't you just use ssh 
> instead?  It does full DES encryption of all communication, and RSA 
> encrypted exchange of passwords.  The only thing slow about it is inital 
> login (something like 20 secs instead of 2 secs to average host)  As far 
> as I recall (I've been wrong before), the README even mentions 
> netbsd/mac68k (as working)

ssh makes beautifully on netbsd/mac68k. Works like a charm. On the server
I administrate (, we have disabled telnet and rlogin entirely
and rely on ssh exclusively. Initial login is not that slow, I find.
Something like 2-5 seconds, depending on the load on the other end. Of
course, this is from my SE/30 with no other users, YMMV. Runs as swiftly
as telnet, for the most part. Also, it can handle X redirection securely,
if you're so inclined.

A lot more convenient than kerberos, that's for sure. 

I wouldn't ever use an unencrypted connection on a university network,
where there is a greater concentration of computer pranksters than in the
regular population. Especially at CMU. :)


Isaac Salpeter
the project