Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/2003 01:14:55
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> I've been trying to avoid getting involved with this thread because, well,
> threads like this end up being a complete waste of time.
> But in any case...
> Whichever system NetBSD ends up adopting for pluggable authentication
> schemes, be it BSD Auth, PAM, or TimbuktuAuthSchemeDeluxeKRadHellaSecure,
> the decision will be based on its technical merits, after careful
> consideration of the plusses and minuses of each scheme being considered.

A very good point.

Could we now consider overhead a bit more in the future.
My VAX8650 needs between five and six days to compile userland as it
is. NetBSD is risking to become a real bloatware product...


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