Subject: Re: RFC: migration to a fully dynamically linked system
To: sudog <email@example.com>
From: Matthias Buelow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/21/2001 21:06:32
>PAM is only the de-facto standard because Linux is its bitch. And because
>of that, I had NO END of troubles trying to re-work busy systems into an
>actually usable state. As a former system admin of a 50,000 customer ISP,
>PAM was one of my more onerous headaches. Recompiling everything to use
>statically-linked auth libs and shadow passwords directly was one week of
>hell that I'd just as soon forget.
>Is there no other "nice" way to migrate to LDAP without indulging in a
>dynamically linked frenzy?
Well, with the pam (or generic authentication) daemon I proposed,
the programs themselves could still be dynamically linked, doing
the whole auth business via IPC. No need to rely on dynamically
loading modules at runtime.