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    Kerberos

    Hello everyone. I hope most of you here are familiar with the Kerberos authentication service. Its version 5 is often claimed to be a very secure implementation on open networks. With all the key exchanges that occur between the Authorization Server, the TGS, the application server and the client station, I wanted to know its advantage over the more traditional Unix/linux and windows network. Does Unix also employ such an exchange of tickets between the client and servers, or is the network password the only relevant authenticator?
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    Actually, Kerberos was first created on Unix then ported over to Windows. I did a simplified paper on it for a course. I'd post it but JP don't like graphics. Maybe I'll send it in for the next Newsletter.

    In the meantime, you might want to visit the origins of Kerberos at http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanx., MsMittens but actually what I wanted to know was how Unix implements its authentication? Do all servers like the file-server, print server etc, maintain access control lists to compare against the user password?
    Also, would it be possible to have a look at ur course paper, if u still have it? Thanks again
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    Just getting this back to the top.... And hoping that somebody answers me!!!
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    Just getting this back to the top.. COMEON!!! THis is getting ludicrous!! I need to know this for a course project presentation!!!
    So ...P-L-E-A-S-E answer!
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