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MAKE_KEYPAIR(8)           BSD System Manager's Manual          MAKE_KEYPAIR(8)

NAME
     make_keypair - generate Kerberos host key pair

SYNOPSIS
     make_keypair hostname [hostname ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The make_keypair command is used to create pairs of DES keys for each
     hostname. The keys are used by privileged programs such as register(1) to
     make remote updates to the Kerberos database without having to have first
     acquired a Kerberos ticket granting ticket (TGT). The keys created by
     make_keypair are placed (by hand) in the filesystems of the kerberos
     server in /etc/kerberosIV/register_keys, and in the root directory of the
     clients.  For example, the file /.update.key128.32.130.3 would contain a
     copy of the key of the client with IP address 128.32.130.3.  These keys
     provide a shared secret which may be used to establish a secure channel
     between the client hosts and the Kerberos server.

FILES
     /.update.keyxx.xx.xx.xx          shared DES key with server
     /etc/kerberosIV/register_keys    server's key storage directory

SEE ALSO
     register(1),  registerd(8),  kerberos(1)

HISTORY
     The make_keypair utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

4.4BSD                         December 11, 1993                             1