Subject: Re: login.conf for selecting password verification method (was Re: Kerberos is on by default?)
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/08/2000 18:58:42 (Greg A. Woods) writes:

> There are lots of other ways to avoid having to rebuild every
> application.  Having an authentication API does not imply that it
> has to be dynamically linked.  In fact it is even possible to design
> secure APIs that do not require any form of relinking, though I
> don't think we've gone quite that far for NetBSD yet.

Now you're talking about something different, please keep to the

> Those questions don't really mean anything in this context.

What context is that?

You stated that PAM doesn't add any functionality as long as you have
source to the OS. I said it did. It's not the only way to add that
functionality, but that's not the question either.