Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: None <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2003 15:31:56
> >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.
> 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.