Subject: Re: PAM
To: Onno van der Linden <>
From: Chris Humphries <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/2002 08:05:02
why change anything? is it broken? as far as i know, it is still
working fine. is it not? then why change it and introduce new bugs
when what we have is working fine. sure there is other stuff that
_isnt_ working or working kinda-sorta-not-really-sometimes that
could use all this attention.

am i wrong? what am i missing?


Onno van der Linden writes:
 > On Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 04:26:56PM +1200, Oleg Polyanski wrote:
 > > Rick Kelly <> writes:
 > > 
 > > > HPUX and Tru64 probably follow the Sun API. I don't know what
 > > > AIX, SCO OpenServer, and Unixware are providing.
 > > 
 > >  AIX provides PAM API which is Sun compatible. I think the same
 > >  applies to HP-UX - a check of their doccos is needed, though.
 > Tru64 uses SIA (Security Integration Architecture). Maybe someone
 > should look into this as another candidate next to PAM and BSD Auth.
 > Onno

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