[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"es

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Sun Jun 22 21:08:15 EDT 2008


"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> writes:
> Seriously, you've convinced me that it is time to revising the secureid
> issue, although to me the PITA isn't the pain of typing it in, it is the
> pain of carrying it and having to have it with you in order to access
> "the network".  And possibly the PITA of having to install it on an
> enterprise basis in a complex and heterogeneous environment so one
> doesn't end up having to carry a dozen of the damn things.

Well, there are a dozen other solutions out there. Kerberos is well
loved by many people. There are various new EKE-like mechanisms out
there that are apparently not patented. There's all sorts of
stuff. SecureID was merely something I mentioned as a proof that you
don't have to use passwords.

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Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com
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