Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/2003 22:28:54
On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 12:37:00PM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> In message <>, Dan Melomedman writes:
> >This won't happen if every program which does authentication will be
> >linked against it. Which again, means that somehow PAM should be
> >optional.
> Hmm.
> <hypothetical>
> $ grep AUTH /etc/mk.conf
> </hypothetical>
> If we did that, we could support both BSD Auth *and* PAM, each "natively", by
> using #ifdefs in the affected programs.  Might not work for everything, but
> it'd be cool.  I would be happy to try to help anyone working on BSD Auth
> stuff.

There's something I don't understand. Why can't we just add pam and bsdauth
to the current nsswitch implementation ?
passwd: pam
group: pam
passwd: bsdauth
group: bsdauth
in /etc/nsswitch.conf

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference