Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/25/2003 22:31:04
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>The last time this came up, my recollection was that the concensus was
>that we wanted both.

>Since adding either one means tweaking nsswitch for auth add-ins, the idea
>was to implement a loadable-module approach that would support both PAM
>and BSD Auth. The point is to not make two different ways to hook into
>nsswitch. Since we didn't know different, we thought you could make a PAM
>module that would hook into BSD Auth servers.

Hmm.  I don't know whether or not this is possible.  I suspect you *could*
make one, but I'd have to think it through.

>If you did something that went in that direction, it would be very
>interesting. Obviously I'd expect you'd implement things in stages, and
>that's how the final code'd work.

Makes sense.  I know nothing about PAM, though - I just know that, for the
cost of adding a few symbols to libc, I could have BSD Auth working pretty
quickly.  :)