Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2003 03:57:34
[ On Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 01:31:12 (+0200), Love wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: BSD Authentication
> Its not that simple. Neither of them is good enough.

Actually it is really quite simple:  BSD Auth is quite sufficient.

> 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.

No authentication mechanism ever need run in the environment of the
user.  All claims to the contrary have been unjustified.

						Greg A. Woods

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