root login

Austin Gonyou austin at
Tue May 7 13:15:18 EDT 2002

I would think that is possible, though probably unsupported by krbdev.

There would be some need to check the UID of the user logging in(a
possible attack scenario) and then perform a passwd/shadow based login
for that user. It should be possible, but I'm not sure what that does to
the integrity of the login. 

On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 11:39, Marc wrote:
> Austin Gonyou wrote:
> > AHhhh..I it makes sense...hrmmm..I don't know how you could
> do
> > that then.
> There must be a way, how about modifying the code of login.krb5 to make 
> root account always get checked via /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow ???
> Regards
> ________________________________________________
> Kerberos mailing list           Kerberos at
Austin Gonyou
Systems Architect, CCNA
Coremetrics, Inc.
Phone: 512-698-7250
email: austin at

"It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it."
Latin Proverb
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 232 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the krbdev mailing list