Subject: Re: pseudo-shadowing of passwords with ypserv?
To: David Holland <>
From: Chris Jones <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/09/1998 09:44:31
>>>>> "DH" == David Holland <> writes:

DH> Kerberos is far from an ideal solution itself.

Yep, but it at least does one thing well: authentication.  It's not
easy to administer, it's not terribly easy for users to understand,
and it doesn't handle administrative information (GECOS info,
username, UID, etc.), but at least it manages authentication well.

I've been thinking for a long time of designing something to take the
place of yp, which could be installed alongside kerberos, but it seems
a very daunting project.


Chris Jones                                
           Mad scientist at large          
"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"