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Re: Feature request: alternate '/' for pam_unix



On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > In the patch below I implemented the 'rootdir=directory' option for the 
> > pam_unix module, by which one can define an alternate root directory when 
> > looking up the files. So one can store alternate passwd, etc. files with 
> > the user data on a cluster (shared) filesystem, without the need of 
> > additional services running.
> 
> But you haven't modified any of the code that uses getpwnam() or getspnam()
> to query the password database, so AFAICS this patch is useless since it
> only affects password updates.

It affects the realm of PAM - getpwnam/getspnam is covered by nss and that 
is handled by a different package/patch. Therefore I haven't posted it to 
this list.

Best regards,
Jozsef
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