Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2003 00:04:14
[ On Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 14:21:32 (-0800), Greywolf wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: integrating PAM
> Perhaps we need to implement an /etc/auth.conf -- or, more accurately,
> a getauth() routine to look there and determine which auth to follow.
> It would simplify this whole thing at a probably unnoticeable performance
> hit (by and large -- depending on your platform, your mileage may vary,
> but I can't imagine a noticeable hit!).
> 1. Look in /etc/auth.conf to figure out the authentication to use.
> 2. Call the authenticator.
> 3. Get the authentication information
> 4. Authenticate the user, and continue to retrieve name information
> from the nss.
s/auth.conf/login.conf/ and I think you've just re-invented BSD Auth again.....
Greg A. Woods
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