SYSKEY, TNG freeze, 2.0.x->TNG merge and other thoughts

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Feb 10 14:24:47 GMT 2000

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Nicolas Williams wrote:

> Luke,
> Why are you so willing to code up SYSKEY, which we all agree is only
> necessary for some SAM backend implementations, AND YET you don't want
> to code up an ACL system that's more reusable than SYSKEY??

SYSKEY is 4 lines of code and maybe 10 or 15in strategic place to use it
to secure _all_ not, some, SAM impls.

an ACL system is an indeterminate number of lines, used in an estimated
100 to 150 places.

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