Subject: Re: login.conf for selecting password verification method (was Re: Kerberos is on by default?)
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/09/2000 14:08:37
[ On Saturday, July 8, 2000 at 14:16:41 (-0400), Greg Hudson wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: login.conf for selecting password verification method (was Re: Kerberos is on by default?)
> > One can equally aruge that Linux, and even Solaris these days, have
> > source available. However in at least Linux specialised knowledge
> > is definitely required to (re)build any significant portion of the
> > system from source.
> What does "specialized knowledge" mean? I suspect more people know
> how to "rpm -i" an SRPM and "rpm -bc" the spec file than know how to
> use the NetBSD build system.
I'm talking about the Linux system itself, not add-on SRPMs. Ever try
to build a Linux kernel from scratch? ;-)
> > I know there are some folks, programmers even, who don't even build
> > their own kernels, but that's a conscious choice on their part, not
> > something explicitly encouraged by the OS developers.
> I think you're making this attitude up out of whole cloth, and it's
> disturbing that you attribute it to the OS developers. Availability
> of source does not excuse lack of runtime extensibility for an
> operating system.
Actually I think it does in the case of authentication and authorisation
Greg A. Woods
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