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Re: pam_opie module



>  	If I understand it correctly the whole point of PAM is 
>  	to avoid having to "hack" each authentication client
>  	(login, xdm, popd, ftpd, etc) for each authentication
>  	method (DES, shadow, pwdb, MD5, big-DES, Kerberos, OPIE,
>  	NIS and NIS+, and as yet unknown (custom auth via query
>  	to an SQL db?)).
>  
>  	So, if we get xdm working properly with PAM than any 
>  	new authentication scheme that is implemented in PAM
>  	(SecurID, fingerprint readers, whatever!) should then
>  	work with xdm with no further coding.

Yes, but you need appropriate conversation functions first. The problem now is
that for many applications those don't exist.

Oh, and I read this list, you don't need to also reply to me
-D



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