Subject: Re: BSD auth for NetBSD
To: NetBSD Security Technical Discussion List <tech-security@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/12/2003 12:17:00
On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 01:23  PM, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> However I've not yet seen one shred of evidence which would show that
> there could be any kind of problem with implementing PAM afterwards or
> even with implementing PAM support via a BSD Auth proxy authenticator.

What sort of evidence do you need other than "some authenticators need 
to modify the context of the process".  You can't currently do that 
with the proxy scheme used by BSD Auth.

If you have a solution for this problem, hey, we're all ears.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>