Subject: Re: PAM
To: None <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/28/2002 14:08:19
>What of SASL?
>Isn't that yet one layer down, so you write your application to use libsasl
>and it uses pam/?bsd auth? etc?

PAM - Local user authentication (not network) - generally username/password

SASL - Designed for authentication _over a network_; includes things like
       Kerberos.  Some of the INSECURE SASL mechanisms can make use of PAM,
       but that's generally not what you want to do.

So they're not really designed to do the same thing.