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Re: pam_access and a .d directory

On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 20:26 +0200, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, seth vidal wrote:
> > Hi,
> >  On our systems we use pam_access quite extensively. We have a base-set
> > of rules we apply to every server and then some servers require special
> > rules. We'd love to be able to use something like:
> > 
> > /etc/security/access.conf <-- default rules
> > /etc/security/access.conf.d/*.conf <-- additional rules concatenated
> > onto the end of the whole set.
> > 
> > Just like with all the other .d directory changes it would allow us to
> > drop a file onto the system to let that work w/o having to modify the
> > access.conf itself.
> The problem is: the order is important, the first matched rule 
> found will be used. with a .d directory, you don't have this
> control anymore and you can get bad side effects, depending on at
> which time which files are created.

Sure - just like with all other .d files - you have to do tricks to make
sure they  are loaded in the right order, certainly.

I don't think this is much different than the .d configs used for apache
or even /etc/profile.d/


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