Subject: Re: ssh - are you nuts?!?
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List: tech-security
Date: 12/20/2000 04:48:59
On 17 Dec, Tracy J. Di Marco White wrote:
> }To come back on ssh, two other advantadges (forgive my worse English) are
> }1) RSA-based host authentication. 
> }2) Instead of giving in a username you can also use RSA based authentication
> }with a passphrase. It's shortly explained in ssh(1) (man 1 ssh).
> As a system administrator, I consider RSA based authentication not so much
> of a plus.  I manage systems with up to 45K users, and we mandate decent
> passwords.  Using RSA passphrase authentication allows people to circumvent
> our password rules, and in fact allows them to choose to have no passphrase
> at all.  We use kerberos, and kerberos encrypted telnet offers some moderate
> amount of encryption.
So you believe in your schenario that telnet with kerberos is more than
enough. Is that correct?