Subject: Re: Centralized User and Password Management
To: Tillman Hodgson <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/28/2004 10:49:51
On Apr 16,  5:19am, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
} On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 04:16:13PM +0000, Dick Davies wrote:
} > 
} > What you could do is have xdm talk via pam to pam_krb5 , which should
} > go and get your ticket for you.
} Does NetBSD have PAM now? I was under the impression that it was still
} verboten. A quick check on my NetBSD 2.0G system doesn't find anything
} PAMish ...

     No, NetBSD does not have PAM yet.  :-(  It is only verboten in the
mind of a certain vociferous individual who has no official connection
with NetBSD other then as a user and thus doesn't speak for NetBSD.
Note that I don't speak for NetBSD either.

} If NetBSD /did/ support PAM, that makes many Kerberos things much
} easier (although using "native" Kerberos services instead is vastly

     Obviously, PAM is going to be needed for this as well as other
reasons.  Not the least of which is that just about every other serious
UNIX like system supports it and it is a feature that is expected to be

}-- End of excerpt from Tillman Hodgson