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Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 18:05:39 -0600 (MDT)
From: Adam Prato <adamp @
To: William Bulley <web @
Cc: firewalls @
Subject: Re: Use of Remote Authentication: tacacs/radius/etc...
Thanks for the help guys. I downloaded tac_plusv2.1.tar from cio.cisco.com.
I do have a question tho. Anyone running tacacs from under linux? It compiled
fine on my machine. I was wondering if anyone advises against using tacacs from
under linux in this case.
Besides, with the advent of new syslog hole that has potential to wreak havoc
on every unix os, Linux doesnt seem too bad :)
Thanks for the help
On Thu, 31 Aug 1995, William Bulley wrote:
> According to Paul Ferguson:
> > Since you are currently using cisco routers, you must use either
> > Extended TACACS or TACACS+, since they do not yet support the
> > RADIUS protocol. TACACS+ is supported beginning with IOS release
> > 10.3(x); Extended TACACS is supported in earlier releases.
> > The basic concepts of TACACS are discussed in RFC 1492; the mechanics
> > of TACACS+ are discussed in:
> > tac_plus.spec.v1.58.ps Tacacs+ Protocol specification (postscript)
> > tac_plus.v1.1.users_guide Tacacs+ Unix Daemon v1.1 Users Guide doc
> > tac_plus.api.v1.30.ps Tacacs+ Source code API spec (postscript)
> > You can also find:
> > tac_plus.v1.1.tar Tacacs+ PD Unix Daemon source code v1.1
> > The documents/files above can be found on:
> > ftp:cio.cisco.com
> > However, a valid cisco Systems maintenance contract is required to
> > access this system in this manner.
> > Also, I don't normally forward product announcements to the mailing list,
> > so I am sending you the 'TACACS+ Software 10.3(3)' product announcement
> > in private e-mail.
> The Merit version of RADIUS supports TACACS as a built-in "client" and
> we have production versions operating against TACACS servers on IBM and
> VAX platforms.
> William Bulley, N8NXN Senior Systems Research Programmer
> Merit Network Inc. Domain: web @
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