> Ahhh... I see. This is the "put the box in a locked room with no external
> access and no users who can log in" solution. Well, not quite, but close.
> Any password system which makes itself inconvient to users discourages
> use of that system. A system without users is pointless. If the future of
> computers is inconvient system, then I think we are heading in the wrong
This is akin to saying "putting locks on my doors is
inconvenient, so I won't bother .. to hell if I get robbed".
The point is that future computing platforms are going to rely
on non-reusable password technologies, and now is the time to
educate users towards them. I think you'll find that any future
sysadmins are going to have to deal with these technologies,
dissmissing them because of minor inconveniences isn't going to
cut it when you're faced with cleaning up after your passwords
have been compromised.
I'm not going to argue further, because authentication _is_
heading in the direction of these systems and if you haven't
realised that, you're out of touch with the real world. While
S/Key isn't "the only answer" it's well worth consideration.
-- Matthew Gream Consent Technologies Sydney, (02) 821-2043 M.Gream@nospam.uts.edu.au