Subject: Re: integrating PAM
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: mouss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/27/2003 18:24:56
I'd go for implementing POUM instead.
It'll take longer (coz' poum doesn't exist yet)
but it'll stay longer (coz' it can be "designed" before being coded).
At 00:04 26/01/2003 -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
>[ 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!).
> > </drop>
> > 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
> Greg A. Woods
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