The authenticator.pl script
The Palace authentication daemon is a PERL script called
. It is
installed with the server software, and resides in
To start the Authenticator Daemon
Navigate to the directory where you have installed
perl authenticator.pl &
Start the Palace user software (for Macintosh or Windows 95).
On the client, enter wizard or god mode (see Owner and operator commands on page
In the client input box, type
to tell the Palace server where
the authentication daemon is running.
The default port for the authentication daemon is 2345. You can change the default port
by editing the
Set the user names and passwords of people to connect to your server in the
text file. These values should be set in the format
In addition to providing a very simple authenticator engine for use with this Palace,
the PERL script is intended to provide an example program for those who wish to tie
into existing authentication databases.
Using a custom authentication daemon
You may use another authentication daemon, but it must respond to the following
parameters and guidelines.
After querying the client for a user name and password, the server connects to the
authentication daemon and sends a message in the following format:
The authentication daemon should save, but not interpret the numbers. The Palace
server uses the numbers to match responses with requests. The password is
transmitted with the case preserved. The line is terminated with a new line marker.
UNIX Palace Server Guide