Subject: Re: pcvt and TIOCCONS
To: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
From: Jason Downs <email@example.com>
Date: 04/18/1996 06:33:08
In message <14460.829718482@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>,
Chris G Demetriou writes:
>Ty Sarna said:
>> I've volunteered several times. Unfortunately, that's not the same as
>> actually *doing* it :-(. I've wanted to make some changes to login
>> (fbtab, better S/Key & OTP support, a rules table for who is allowed to
>> log in on what terminals at what times with what authentication methods,
>> etc). But I still haven't done anything...
>Look at what BSDI did with login classes (i'm pretty sure they used
>login classes for things like that), and clone their implementation...
>(better yet: try to beg their implementation out of them!)
BSDI login classes are just about the ugliest thing I've ever had the
misfortune to deal with as a sysadmin. AIX even manages to be cleaner
NetBSD should just switch over to nsswitch.conf, which provides at least
the basic notion of being able to configure what name service/authentication
scheme is being used. Login classes would be a mistake.
Jason Downs (503) 256-8535 -/- (503) 952-3749
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