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Re: Question concerning PAM modules and root ...

modules are stackable. Implementing it in a module means it's in "one
place" whereas putting it in libpam means apps that _want_ to auth without
those restrictions would need something else. Then we'd have two
libraries controlling auth instead of one libpam.

Seems silly to me. stack pam listfile in, honest, it is exactly what you


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On Fri, 29 May 1998, The Hermit Hacker wrote:

> On Thu, 28 May 1998, Stephen Langasek wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 May 1998, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> > 
> > > Ack...just as a suggestion, but why not something like for ftpd, where you
> > > can have an ftpusers file that lists those that *can't* be authenticated
> > > "offline" can be listed?  something that says no matter what module you
> > > use, these users *must* be authenticatd against the local password file?
> > 
> > It sounds like you're asking for authentication controls to be built into
> > libpam itself, to protect people from pulling boneheaded maneuvers when
> > configuring their modules.  
> 	I'm not fussy on *where* the control gets put...as a Systems
> Administrator, I would personally rather see it at the "operating system
> level" (ie. libpam) vs the module...then I know it is implemented in only
> one place...but, that is *purely* IMHO...
> Marc G. Fournier                                
> Systems Administrator @ hub.org 
> primary: scrappy@hub.org           secondary: scrappy@{freebsd|postgresql}.org 
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