Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2002 09:34:59
On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 11:08:16AM -0500, Peter Seebach wrote:

 > Especially when the code for a sane authentication system is conveniently
 > already floating about.  *cough* login.conf.

Just because it's used as an example doesn't mean it's about to land in
the tree, geez.

Not that we should discuss BSD Auth vs PAM in this thread, but there is
one major problem with BSD Auth -- it cannot modify the context of the
process that needs to do the authentication.  Think "AFS".

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>