Any C coders want to help me with something?

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at
Wed Apr 29 17:14:34 UTC 2009

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On 04/30/2009 12:52 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 8:27 AM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Stefan Schlesinger wrote:
>>>> On Apr 29, 2009, at 01:38 , Mike McGrath wrote:
>>>>> I'd like someone to write a pam module to auth against fas.  I'm not sure
>>>>> it's the way to go but I'd like to have something up and running to test
>>>>> with to see how it behaves, how it deals with some failure scenarios, etc.
>>>> I'm not sure what exactly you want to do, but pam_ldap should do what
>>>> you want, right? Or at least one could use it as codebase and modify it.
>>> pam_ldap would probably be close to what we want and certainly a good
>>> place to look but we don't run an ldap server so it won't auth against
>>> fas.
>> Well normally what I have seen is that the 'FAS' server would export a
>> schema table to LDAP and LDAP would then be what is authenticated to
>> (the same with Kerberos if combined). Or the FAS server has a
>> mysql/postgres background and someone uses pam/mod mysql to do it.
>> The one problem with custom pam modules is usually the 'oooooooh'
>> moment when something doesn't work quite as planned (hey look I can
>> sudo root as apache? how did that happen?)
> This is a legit and good concern.  Ricky and I were talking about it last
> night.  Since we're re-thinking things I'm open to suggestions.  Might be
> something as simple as getting an ldap server to communicate with a
> postgres backend?
> 	-Mike
Sorry for butting in like this, but I always assumed FAS would use LDAP
as a backend, so that 3rd parties, if they wanted to plug in to the
system, would utilize LDAP.  Is that not the case?
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