Subject: Re: pppd as login shell
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/11/1996 22:21:18
On Nov 11, 2:03pm, Curt Sampson wrote:
} On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, John Nemeth wrote:
} > } useful. However, using Radius for shell account authentication gets
} > } a bit interesting, because there are a lot of other places in the
} > } system that rely on passwd file information.
} > I thought most of the RADIUS servers were capable of using the
} > system passwd file?
} They are. But there's no point in using Raidius for local authentication
} if it's just going to read the local passwd file anyway. The system
} already does that. I was talking about authenticating shell users
} from a remote user database, without having to have them in the
} local passwd file.
Okay, point taken. However, RADIUS also has hooks for account,
so it might be useful to get consistent accounting information.
}-- End of excerpt from Curt Sampson