Subject: Re: Re: lib/30923
To: Rui Paulo <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/24/2005 17:39:34
On Jan 14,  8:01pm, Rui Paulo wrote:
} On 2005.08.24 14:44:20 +0000, John Nemeth wrote:
} |      That would be a significantly more complex patch.  If I get time,
} | I may dig into login.c a little deeper and figure out how to do this.
} | However, I wonder if it is worth it, considering that this will soon be
} | legacy code?
} Why will it be soon "legacy code" ?

     That might be a little strong.  However, consider that 3.0 will
most likely be out sometime this year.  3.0 onwards will use PAM which
does authentication completely differently.  Take a look in
src/usr.bin/login.  There you will see login.c and login_pam.c.
login.c handles tradational methods, i.e. 2.x and earlier (also, if you
do a custom build without PAM).  login_pam.c handles PAM, i.e. 3.0 and

     BTW, I see that you have a address.  Could you commit
these patches?  Or, is monkeying with security related stuff too far
outside the areas that you normally work on?

}-- End of excerpt from Rui Paulo