Subject: Re: PAM
To: Dan Melomedman <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/2002 20:56:26
Dan Melomedman wrote:
> Kerberos would work just fine with an exec chain design. And I am still
> not sure why AFS wouldn't. You simply modify process state through
> environment, then executed job would do its thing.

Nobody is going to rewrite all programs needing authentication to do
exec chain. That's just not realistic. And I seriously doubt code
using exec chain would be sanely maintainable.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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