Coda File System

making rpc2 more Secure

From: Max Berger <>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 16:45:33 +0100 (CET)

we are currently planning on using coda at our university. For reasons of
simpicicity we want to share the password databse with the unix password.

I know - the RPC2 protocol ist definitely not secure enough to do so. This
is why we are currently working on some ideas:

- Authentication (Are you really my server?) via RSA, probably using the
- Encryption via blowfish instead of XOR.

The whole thing will be available on european servers, no worrying about
patents or export regulations ;)

Are you interested in this solutions? Has anyone worked on anything like
this yet? And last, but not least: Would these thing be sufficient for

please cc: me on any followups, since i am not on the list


Max Berger

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