CIFS and Kerberos question

Luke Howard lukeh at PADL.COM
Fri Dec 13 21:27:00 GMT 2002

>[Question 2. Is there a chance GSSAPI on UNIX client and SSPI on Windows server interoperate, with reasonable
>amount of changes?] 


>[Question 3. What exactly does Kerberos do in the server?  If Kerberos is used only for initial authentication,
>then all I need to do is PKINIT in the filesystem on UNIX, right?  Or, does Kerberos actually check a ticket per
>each message, and even more, encrypt the data transferred between the client and the server?  If so, what exactly
>do I have to do?  Encrypt packets with Kerberos functions?] 

By default, Kerberos is used for SMB authentication only.

-- Luke

Luke Howard | PADL Software Pty Ltd |

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