[OpenAFS] AES Support ?

John Hascall john@iastate.edu
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:51:35 CDT

> John Hascall <john@iastate.edu> writes:
> > The difference here is that somebody else turning something off can be
> > the trigger.
> Still not seeing your point.  This looks pretty much like every other
> "we're going to turn something off" transition I've been through in IT.
> Clear-text telnet, ftp, NFS, DCE, you name it.

   Here's the difference as I see it.

   Lets say Stanford is in a big hurry to complete the transition.

   So they quickly upgrade their servers, then upgrade their clients
   and then think "well we should shut off that unsafe old stuff".

   Now lets further suppose that Very Important Professor at ISU
   accesses data in Stanford's cell via ACLs.

   If ISU hasn't yet completed their server upgraded, then we can't
   upgrade clients.  Now ISU VIP can't get at the data at Stanford.

   From the transitive sh*t rolls down hill theorom we can see that
   Unhappy VIP == Unhappy John.

   Unless, I am missing something here -- everybody is on the schedule
   of their most agressive peer who is in turn on the schedule of
   their agressive peer, etc, etc.