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Re: libc and pam_unix



Your message dated: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 18:21:26 EDT
> On Thu, 12 Sep 1996, Andrew G. Morgan wrote:
> 
> > If the sys-admin is to specify which database is to be used from pam.conf d
> o
> > people think the module should use built in functions to read the password
> > etc. info from the right place? [ie. ignore the libc functions] 
> 
> Having to modify both /etc/nsswitch.conf and /etc/pam.conf seems a bit silly.

It is not. /etc/pam.conf defines what method to use for authentication.
/etc/nsswitch defines where to get information for particular authentication
method ( among the other things )

Alex



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