Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: Dan Melomedman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 01/22/2003 20:38:39
>Because there are better frameworks than PAM, like BSD Auth, and because
That's debatable, but regardless. If we support PAM, there could be
a pam_bsdauth module. People that only wanted BSD auth could pretty well
hard wire that - it would be one pretty simple shim. You get what you want
and people with more elaborate needs get what they want.
>very few people would need such rarity as AFS authentication. I think
Sure, but that's only one example. I gave another - very common example
>it. Or have PAM sit on top of BSD Auth, and hack your rare features
>outside of it.
PAM on BSD Auth doesn't work, but the reverse does.