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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Chapter 22. Using Authentication Services

Secure RPC is a method of providing additional security that authenticates the host and the user making a request. Secure RPC uses Diffie-Hellman keypairs. This authentication mechanism uses DES (data encryption standard) public key encryption. Applications that use Secure RPC include NFS and the NIS+ name service.

NOTE

Starting with the Solaris 8 release, Kerberos V5 support is no longer provided as part of Secure RPC. However, a client-side implementation of Kerberos V5, which uses RPCSEC_GSS, is included with the Solaris 8 release.

The NFS software enables several hosts to share files over the network. ...

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