PASSDB: local and domain accounts
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Wed Nov 15 17:37:20 GMT 2000
"Mayers, Philip J" wrote:
> > a) We can have the accounts in /etc/passwd, passwd.so
> > for Samba's usage This only works with
> > plaintexts password. NOONE is going to use this, if
> > only because they have to apply a registry patch.
Gerald Carter wrote:
> I would disagree on this. I think people will continue
> to use plain text authentication for a long time.
I'll echo that: we've had, for example, Kerberos
available since Project Athena days, and almost no-one's
used it. Only now has MS stepped up and said
"we think this is a good thing", and adopted it.
We haven't dropped plain-text because it
still works well on a local machine, sorta-
acceptably on a local net, and is only seriously
stupid in a public network.
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