Do people use HostbasedAuthentication?

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Wed Dec 21 07:15:01 AEDT 2016

On Tuesday 20 December 2016 13:46:59 Iain Morgan wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:00:41 -0800, Tim Rice wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Dec 2016, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> > > Do people actually use HostbasedAuthentication?  It needs several
> > > steps to enable and generally seems quite arcane by now.  I wonder
> > > if this is something that could be trimmed away...
> >
> > I use it a lot.
> In large clustered environments that do not use GSSAPI, it is
> important.

I use it everywhere on my home network, which is behind an uptodate 
install  of dd-wrt. So yes, I use it a lot.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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