Re: passphrase vs password (again)

From: Jun Sun (jsun@junsun.net)
Date: 03/25/03

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    From: Jun Sun <jsun@junsun.net>
    To: Attica <attica@stackheap.org>
    
    

    On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 01:09:15PM -0500, Attica wrote:
    > : What is the difference, to you, between a passphrase and a password? The
    > : difference seems to be semantic, no difference to the sshd.
    >
    >
    > Maybe it is in reference to whether or not the local public-key (which requires
    > what is commonly called a "passphrase" to use) or the tunnelled password for
    > the remote account is used?
    >
    > If this is the case, it's probably dependent upon whether a public/private
    > keypair exists on the different machines, as well as the configuration on the
    > remote server. If the remote server is configured to check for a publickey
    > first, and default to password if it doesn't exist, this will happen. A
    > system with a public/private keypair will use a "passphrase", while a system
    > w/o the keypair will use a "password".
    >

    Thanks for all the replies. This is true with my case. I basically did
    not add the public keys of the new machines into my server. Thus they
    all default back to password authentication.

    Jun


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