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Re: [Nbd] nbd-server working easily in cygwin in XP

Wouter Verhelst wrote:

What we came up with is this:
- Server sends a random number as a way to challenge the client for a
- Client constructs something based on the IP address, password, and the
  random number the server sent, pumps it through a secure hash
  algorithm, and sends that back.
- Server constructs the same thing and pumps it through the same
  algorithm. If the output matches, we're authenticated; if it doesn't
  match, we're not.

Thoughts, anyone?

But why build that into nbd? You can stunnel the nbd connection, and it takes care of authentication and encryption. And no messy code added to nbd.


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