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Re: systematic Kerberization



Once upon a time Wednesday 12 May 2004 12:00 am, Chris Ricker wrote:
> On Tue, 11 May 2004, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>
> Why invent a new caching? We already have an off-line authentication system
> -- standard Unix authentication. Rather than caching authentication, I'd
> just like fall back to local accounts when disconnected. When I'm in the
> airport, I should still be able to log into my laptop authenticating
> against /etc/shadow even though I'm either not on a network, or on a
> network but not able to access my ldap server, my kdc, etc.
>
> later,
> chris

because organisations with thousands of users  want to setup authentication 
once only in a central place  and have that information used for many 
different services and servers  as well as different machines.  



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