Subject: Re: BSD auth for NetBSD
To: NetBSD Security Technical Discussion List <tech-security@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/13/2003 19:08:02
On Saturday, September 13, 2003, at 11:18  AM, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> No, that's not really true.  PAM and BSD Auth are authentication
> frameworks.  I'm talking only about a "shim" API that hides the
> particular flavour of framework from applications.

...and that defeats the whole purpose of using either.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>