Subject: Re: BSD auth for NetBSD
To: None <,>
From: Charles Blundell <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/13/2003 22:28:28
on Sat, Sep 13, 2003 at 02:18:12PM -0400, 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.

Perhaps you could give function prototypes for this api?

> I think you're not looking at how authentication fits into the system
> and how authentication is used in production environments properly.  All
> the tools in pkgsrc already work perfectly fine with the existing getpw*
> support in the native OS.

Two things: kerberos, s/key.