Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/2003 15:31:56
> >In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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.
> Cool - implement BSD Auth as a PAM module and everyone wins (that btw
> gives an avenue to addressing the point above).
if "BSD auth as a PAM module" is possible, we could just
implement BSD auth (no PAM), and then someone who has
time/interest in PAM can migrate to "BSD auth as a PAM module",
without breaking anything.