Subject: securing NetBSD<->Solaris
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/30/2000 03:38:37
I have some questions about using a set of NetBSD client machines
(running ~1.5) against a Solaris server (2.6) for file and authentication
services. The problem is aggravated by the fact that the clients are
dual-boot PCs (public lab machines - I can hear you scream!). 

 * Is there some way to do "secure" NFS between NetBSD and Solaris?
   Kerberized NFS? How does one set these up?
 * Authentication: Is there some way to make "ypcat passwd" in NIS
   not display passwords for normal users? Using NetBSD as a NIS server,
   this works. And yes, let's ignore the usual problems of NIS for a
 * Is it possible to do authenticate users via radius instead? Preferrably
   from some xdm-like thing (kdm preferred).
 * I've never used kerberos - figuring that's one solution, where is 
   server software available for sun? maybe even included in 2.6?
   How do I configure logins & NFS at least on the NetBSD side, help on
   setting up the server side also appreciated. ;-)

Anzone got any hints/tips/solutions?

 - Hubert

NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!