Subject: Re: BSD auth for NetBSD
To: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/2003 08:07:20
On Monday, September 15, 2003, at 12:59 AM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> The people who hate dynamic linking would hate this, unless there was a
> way to staticly link some subset of PAM. The people who hate PAM might
> be pacified if there was a way to say "the only PAM module that is ever
> allowed to run is the BSD-Auth-over-PAM proxy, and that must be
My response to this is "so bloody what?"
I personally have little patience for the "anti dynamic linking" crowd,
and whenever they mention their hate of dynamic linking, it tends to
make me discount their other arguments as simply a ruse to further
their war against dynamic linking.
On the other hand, your argument here also makes the point that others
(including me) have been making for a while now, which is that is that
BSD Auth can be implemented using PAM as the application API.
Therefore, there is no need to provide any other "shim" APIs; the PAM
API serves the purpose.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>