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Re: PServer authentication

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: PServer authentication
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:15:56 -0500
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On Fri, Oct 13, 2000 at 10:42:17AM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> Mike Castle writes:
> > 
> > I was always under the impression the those using OpenBSD were doing so for
> > security reasons.  And pserver is far from secure!
> As long as all the users have shell accounts on the server, a typical
> pserver installation won't allow them to do anything they couldn't do
> from the shell account.  pserver is only a security problem when you
> want to allow access to untrusted users.

Concerned less about hostile users than essentially plain-text passwords
going across the wire.

       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly
  address@hidden  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
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