: > I administrate a network of 10 or so Acorns.
: > I am new to Acorn administration, as I am used to unix ;)
Ah.... both are easy to use once you learn how.
: > It is a school lab, and I tend to worry about security.
Give up now, then. Security isn't something that is easy to get right,
especially in a school environment.
: > Is there a way to mount another user without the password?
Depends on which protocol. NFS? No trouble.
: > Or is there a way to crack user passwords?
Several. My favourite is to run Crack on the /etc/passwd file, or
packet-snoop the network looking for PC-NFS RPC authenticate-user
requests. No hassle.
: > Is there a way to crack the administrator password?
Only via crack (and the like), or packetsnooping as you type it in over
the net. Basically, don't do it, and use console.
: > I'm talking about LAN mounts..
: What kind of server are you talking about? What clients?
I would imaging Unix: 'I am new to Acorn administration as I am to Unix'
tends to give the game away IMHO ;-)
: If it's Level 4, then /in my experience/ there will be no problems,
: as long as you have a suitable password for the /only/ system user.
I didn't think Level 4 was, either.
: Access+ is apparently not terribly secure.
'Not terribly' - indeed not.
: If you mean WindowsNT and OmniClient, then I've no idea!
NiceTry is vaguely secure (has C2 security IIRC, as long as there's no
mouse, keyboard, or net. attach to it - someone from Mickeysoft was on
the panel the day that happened aparently). Still, the password goes
across the network in (not quite) plaintext form as you PC-NFS log in.
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