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Re: Linux-PAM-0.57preC

> Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 11:43:49 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Joseph S. D. Yao" <jsdy@cais.cais.com>
> > Just a note to announce Linux-PAM-0.57preC is available (from my
> > pre-release) directory:
> ...
> > * Modified pam_nologin to display the no-login message when the user
> >   is not known. The return value in this case is still PAM_USER_UNKNOWN.
> >   (Bug report from Cristian Gafton)
> The issue is that an /etc/nologin message may contain downtime
> information that the correctly paranoid system administrator doesn't
> want the random person off the street to see.
> What would it take to make the behaviour admin-selectable in the config
> file?  (I suppose I should answer that for myself, in my copious free
> time.  ;-) )

Unless I'm mistaken, with these changes the superuser can configure
this in pam.conf by simply stacking pam_nologin above or below the
other modules.  Right?

  Martin Pool <m.pool@pharos.com.au>
  Designer, Pharos Business Solutions              ph: +61-7-3222-2155

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