Subject: Re: BSD auth for NetBSD
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/15/2003 12:47:28
May I please point out with regard to the dynamic-vs-static-linking stuff
that it should not be mandated in order to run cool-and-nifty stuff
like authentication mechanisms?

You will find that the anti-PAM and anti-dynamic-linking wars actually
do feed themselves quite well, as it's a circular argument.  If something
can be done by which statically linked binaries can do a modicum of dynamic
loading, I, for one, would be both very appreciative and quite impressed.

I doubt, too, sincerely, that I am speaking just for myself when I
state that I don't think anything should be forced down anyone's throat
(on the side of the end user), and that's putting it as neutrally as I
possibly can; any implications from that statement will be injected by
the reader.  Take it as you will.

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