Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 01/23/2003 15:46:31
>I had to pare down the PAM modules involved in a login to just the unix
>auth--but at that point what was the point of having PAM in the way at all?
>It was still dog slow but at least I was able to login again. Mind you this
>was an older PAM running on Red Hat, so hopefully things have changed. I
>doubt it, but maybe.
Ah, okay, that makes sense. I've never figured it out, but PAM on Red Hat
has bitten me as well; it does some _very_ strange stuff on the backend
(e.g, the whole mess with PAM authenticating things like the X server
made no sense to me).
>The point is that that implementation sucked ass and I'm hoping we aren't
>being led down that same garden path.
Understandable. I'm more interested in having the API available than
following the whole Red Hat model.