Date: 12 Apr 90 16:33:30 GMT
firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg Hollingsworth)
We've been experimenting with kerberos, and one problem I've found is
that installing kerberos on a host which needs to interact in a
heterogeneous computing environment may be a problem due to lack of
support for kerberos in vendor supplied network software.
I noticed in the latest DEC product announcements that kerberos would
be included in the next major release of Ultrix (4.0). I'd like to
find out what other vendors, if any, have chosen to incorporate
kerberos authentication into their network software products.
Thanks in advance for any information you can supply.
Greg Hollingsworth (email@example.com)
From: Henry Mensch <henry@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 90 20:18:07 EDT
Greg Hollingsworth asked:
>I noticed in the latest DEC product announcements that kerberos would
>be included in the next major release of Ultrix (4.0). I'd like to
>find out what other vendors, if any, have chosen to incorporate
>kerberos authentication into their network software products.
you'll have to ask the vendors. we get requests all the time from the various
software and hardware vendors which we answer at great length. if you want to see
kerberos in vendor product, then ask them (on behalf of project athena, i ask all
kinds of vendors to consider our network services for inclusion in
their product, but
these vendors need to know there is customer demand for kerberos). if you do choose
to ask your vendor "when are we going to see kerberos in your product?" i'd like to
know about it also (see contact information below).
i can say that we have submitted our technologies to the open software foundation in
response to their (relatively) recent request for technologies for distributed
computing environment, and (my humble opinion here) i feel there is a good chance
that kerberos (in some form) will end up being part of the osf's distributed
computing environment offering. if this happens, it may become easier
for vendors to
include kerberos in their offerings.
-- Henry Mensch / <henry@MIT.EDU>
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