How was Kerberos developed on Linux?

Kerberos was originally developed as a network authentication protocol at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1980s. It was designed to provide secure authentication and encryption for networked systems, and was widely adopted as a standard protocol for network authentication.

In the early days of Linux, Kerberos was not natively supported, and users had to rely on third-party software to implement Kerberos authentication. However, over time, Kerberos became a widely-used authentication mechanism in Linux-based environments, and native support was added to most major Linux distributions.

Today, Linux systems typically include Kerberos support out of the box, and the protocol is widely used for authenticating users in enterprise environments. The open-source implementation of Kerberos, known as MIT Kerberos, is included in many Linux distributions and is maintained by a community of developers. Kerberos is also supported by many third-party authentication services and tools, including Active Directory and LDAP.

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