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RE: ssh Authentication--RSA/Password

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corinna Vinschen []
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 7:10 PM
> To: cygwin
> Subject: Re: ssh Authentication--RSA/Password
> > 
> > What about a community sponsored effort - ie via one of the 
> "open source
> > markets". I'm just thinking there are enough folk here who are
> > interested in this, may be we could collectively fund it?
> I'm not sure if that would work.

Any particular reason it would fail? $$$ needed? Contractual issues?

> > > BTW, using that method for logon introduces another 
> problem. Since the
> > > user never typed her password the created user token has no
> > credentials
> > > to open network connections. This requires the user to call
> > > `net use ...' for each network resource and each call requires a
> > > password!
> > 
> > Could they use ssh to authenticate to other NT machines 
> with the ssh LSA
> > extension installed?
> Each target system would need the module.
> Corinna

I was thinking about this. It seems to me that if an ssh LSA module is
developed, it should be able to implement setuid() for non-ssh programs
with trivial modifications. Does that sound feasible?

If so, that's something that would be really useful to me. (meaning I'll
put some money where my fingers are).


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