Subject: Re: PAM
To: None <>
From: Dan Melomedman <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/2002 11:09:35
Roland Dowdeswell wrote:
> On 1033002090 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
> Dan Melomedman wrote:
> >
> >Does the system really need to do so many things? All I want is one
> >module for one type of authentication, with two deterministic resutls -
> >success or failure. Simple, easy, and uh, sufficient. Keep it simple,
> >stupid.
> Really?  On my home systems I use many different kinds of authentication
> for myself and my users.  I use kerb5, unix passwds, a tiny bit of
> s/key, and RSA Auth (in sshd.)

I wrote "one module for one type of authentication" meaning a module per 
type of authentication. Sorry if I made it unclear.

> Having just hacked up both xlock and xdm to work with Heimdal and
> looking at doing the same thing to gdm and kdm, I can say that
> having some kind of framework for authentication would be rather
> useful.

I agree.