Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/25/2003 22:32:19
>In message <>, Love writes:
>>Some authentication mechs want to run in the same enviroment as the user,
>>others want to run with elevented privileges. Obviously these too goals
>>collide unless someone invents the equivalent of suid shared-libs.
>Well, my immediate problems can be solved by BSD Auth.

Do you care if someday, later, BSD Auth kept the same external interface,
but the backend was rewritten to incorporate PAM as well?  By that I mean
we could have a PAM module that did BSD Auth, or some super-API that did
both PAM and BSD Auth.