SRP secure remote password authentication
mstone at mathom.us
Thu Sep 18 23:55:38 EST 2003
On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 08:58:34AM +1000, Jeremy Nysen wrote:
>I've been using Tom Holroyd's OpenSSH SRP patches for quite a while and
>they do exactly that. Under Redhat, the PAM module makes the EPS verifiers
>transparent to the applications, and lets EPS work with anything that uses
>PAM, (eg. Samba, login, imap, pop, ldap, etc). OpenSSH can still
>authenticate with EPS without the SRP patches through the PAM subsystem,
>but obviously this doesn't use the SRP protocol.
I'm confused. If you can implement this via PAM why do you need special
patches? What's the difference between the two approaches?
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