GSSAPI Key Exchange

Douglas E. Engert deengert at
Tue May 9 00:33:45 EST 2006

Simon Wilkinson wrote:

> Now that RFC 4462 has been published, I was wondering if there would be 
> any interest in looking again at integrating the key exchange portions of 
> my GSSAPI patch into the OpenSSH tree?
> As I've mentioned before, key exchange has significant benefits for large 
> sites as it allows them to use Kerberos to authenticate ssh hosts, and 
> removes the need to maintain and distribute ssh known_hosts files. Many 
> vendors are already shipping patched versions of OpenSSH with GSSAPI key 
> exchange support.

Yes, we would also be very interested in having this in OpenSSH.

> Thanks,
> Simon.
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