Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Byron Servies <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/23/2003 13:35:31
On January 23, 2003 at 22:28, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> There's something I don't understand. Why can't we just add pam and bsdauth
> to the current nsswitch implementation ?
> I.e.allows
> passwd: pam
> group: pam
> or
> passwd: bsdauth
> group: bsdauth
> in /etc/nsswitch.conf

Because that would make sense and eliminate the traditional
flamewar regarding whose technology is bigger.   It might
even lead to a document describing how to add an authentication
to the current nsswitch implementation, and who knows
what that might lead to!


p.s.  Yes, I want LDAP authentication too.  No, I don't
know what the problems/benefits/limitations of this
approach are.  Yes, I know it's possible because other
platforms have done it.  No, I don't know how to do it
myself.  Yet.