kerberos for OS 9
lhogben at iastate.edu
Fri Jul 11 14:45:52 EDT 2003
I have just been informed by Iowa State University's Academic
Information Technology (AIT) office that for security reasons they
will be acquiring a new version of Kerberos that will not accept Mac
Please let me know whether there is any way to
1) get my OS 9.2.2 to work with this new version Iowa State is
getting so I can check my e-mail?
I actually have OS X on my recently purchased Powerbook G4 but reset
the startup disk to OS 9 since neither I nor some of my software
works with OS X. I have no intention of resetting to OS X; if
necessary I will acquire another e-mail provider that does not
If the answer to (1) is no,
2) is there a version of kerberos with the newest security features
that accepts OS 9?
AIT says the answer to this is no, is that correct?
According to ISU's AIT office, they want a new secure version of
kerberos that will accept Mac OS 9 as it will be extremely expensive
and perhaps impossible to upgrade all Mac OS 9's currently in use,
but such thing is not available.
In addition to the expense to ISU, I doubt I am the only OS 9 user
who feels OS X is not a Mac operating system; it is a PC wannabe.
Thank you for your consideration.
Department of Mathematics
Iowa State University
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