Removal of plaintext krb5 support.
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon Nov 12 12:11:32 GMT 2001
> >The problem is that we trust the KDC, but don't verify that trust. It
> >is much more secure to use the pam_krb5 module, which has the ability to
> >verify that trust with the local machine's own keytab, preventing a
> >spoofed KDC.
> I think this is the right thing to do. Using Kerberos to verify
> plaintext passwords is not in the spirit of the protocol, and
> even though there are often good reasons for doing this, it
> would be better to avoid duplicating code and force the use of
> PAM and pam_krb5.
Keeping in mind, as A.B. pointed out, that not all of the supported
platforms can run PAM.
What work-around exists for non-PAM systems?
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