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Re: PAM and shadow



On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Andrew Morgan wrote:

> What you want regarding 'initialization' is already there (to some
> extent) dlopen (which is how libpam loads the modules) supports the
> _init and _fini functions. In addition, PAM supports the module function
> calls pam_[gs]et_data(), which can be used to store things like database
> connection handles etc. .  In order to use these latter calls, you need
> to have a pamh, but that's available the first time pam_authenticate is
> called.

Actually, regarding my earlier portability statement, this is "better"
(such modules will work on Solaris) but still not perfect. I don't know
what if any equivalent HPUX 10 has to this; It uses dld instead of dl.

-D




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