VFS Implementation and user authentication

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Thu Sep 14 18:05:58 GMT 2000

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 01:37:34PM +1000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Nicolas Williams wrote:
> > Actually, DCE does something like that as well;
> yes: paul leach told me that they copied the concept of putting
> user-profiles [User Credentials] into the kerberos application-specific
> field from the DCE environment.

They did.

> > you're looking at DCE, so you could tell us the gory details ;) ;)
> hm, let's see.  in the dce 1.22 source, the *.c code is 7.25 million
> lines. the *.h code is 1.3 million lines.  the idl files is 170 thousand.


> in the dce 1.1 runtime lib/env, the total number of lines is only about a
> quarter million.

Oh my god.

> oh, _now_ i see the two smileys - you _were_ joking, after all.

Yes, and a smile and a wink.

Enjoy DCE. I'll stay away.

But I so would like it if Unix systems supported SIDs or something like
that. It would make mergers easier (I'm on my 6th bank merger now).


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