From: Brady, Padraig (Padraig.Brady at domain compaq.com)
Date: Wed 02 Feb 2000 - 11:23:15 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Murphy [mailto:alias at domain student.nuigalway.ie]
> A few people pointed out that IOL support PAP. I don't claim to be an
> authority on authentication methods, but I don't really see
> any advantages of
> using PAP over plain text authentication for most users,
> although I'm well
> open for correction on that. Obviously, if IOL have actually
> deprecated plain
> text login, it should definately be changed. Meanwhile, I
> personally prefer
> plain text login.
PAP/CHAP are standard. Text login isn't hence you have
a lot of messing with different login scripts.
Both a slightly faster than text login to a terminal server.
Also CHAP provides some security.
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