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Re: NSS and db support

seems like that's where pam is complementary -- pam can say "these
services use typical "unix" (read: nss) methods for figuring out accounts,
but these other services use /dev/random or whatever.'

Right? (Or did I miss something? That happens a lot these days. =)


On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, Matthew Hixson wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, Malcolm Beattie wrote:
> >
> > It's under-documented (to say the least) but it works. It looks for a
> > btree format Berkeley db file in /var/db/passwd.db for passwd,
> Thanks Malcom, that's exactly what I was looking for.  So NSS is system wide
> then, eh?  You can't do like PAM and say pop3 uses a db file, but login uses
> the flat /etc/passwd file, can you?
>   -M@
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