[nycbug-talk] interesting OpenSSH development

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Thu Nov 16 13:54:38 EST 2006

On Thu 2006.11.16 at 12:44 -0500, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> On 11/16/06, Peter Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> > http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.os.freebsd.current/86266/focus=86268
> >
> > I'm sure most folks on talk@ have seen this.  I'm pretty excited to tell
> > you the truth.  trying to properly maintain ssh key's on large clusters is
> > pain at best.  beck at open obviously had some insight - I'm hoping that the
> > end product of this work is something positive (see Andre's response to
> > Bob).
> >
> > -pete
> Why not just use kerberos?  ssh supports kerberos as does a bunch of
> other services.  After all if you need to set up a server anyway why
> not set up a server for more then just ssh?

simply put, the pki-type solution allows keys as opposed to passwords.

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