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Authentication server; part of Kerberos KDC.


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A ticket-based authentication mechanism that employs a trusted third party to provide identification and authentication. Developing standard for authenticating network users. Kerberos offers two key benefits: it functions in a multivendor network, and it does not transmit passwords over the network.
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A workstation in a network that is set up to use the resources of a server. Individual or process acting on behalf of an individual who makes requests of a guard or dedicated server. The client’s requests to the guard or dedicated server can involve data transfer to, from, or through the guard or dedicated server.
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An attack in which a malicious user records the traffic between a client and server. The packets sent from the client to the server are then played back or retransmitted to the server with slight variations of the time stamp and source IP address (in other words, spoofing). In some cases, this allows the malicious user to restart an old communication link with a server. Also referred to as a playback attack.
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A computer that provides a service to another computer, such as a mail server, a file server, or a news server.
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Proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between a remote user and the servers that run the desired applications. Typical proxies accept a connection from a user, make a decision as to whether or not client IP address is permitted to use the proxy, perhaps perform additional authentication, and complete a connection to a remote destination on behalf of the user.
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