Re: [netconf] Latest ietf-netconf-server draft and related modules

Michal Vaško <mvasko@cesnet.cz> Thu, 29 April 2021 18:05 UTC

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On Thursday, April 29, 2021 17:14 CEST, Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> wrote: 
 
> On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 05:09:28PM +0200, Juergen Schoenwaelder wrote:
> > And ssh_config(5) says:
> > 
> >    Specifies the order in which the client should try authentication
> >    methods.  This allows a client to prefer one method (e.g.
> >    keyboard-interactive) over another method (e.g. password).  The
> >    default is:
> > 
> >              gssapi-with-mic,hostbased,publickey,
> >              keyboard-interactive,password
> > 
> > I have no idea how popular it is to change the default order, which is
> > likely what most people expect.
> 
> Let me add that an implementation that does password before publickey
> would be somewhat annoying. In other words, I have no opinion whether
> this order needs to be made configurable but perhaps it is meaningful
> to spell out a default order that implementors should consider.

Fair enough, that sounds reasonable and I suppose the default order should cover the majority of use-cases.

Michal