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Re: pam_crypt module will change the world

On Tue, Apr 15, 1997 at 10:09:15PM -0500, Adam Slattery wrote:
> > Does the ability to specify alternate locations for the password file come
> at
> > the expense of being able to use the system getpwnam() call (and therefore
> > make use of other NSS backends), or have you balanced both of these
> > requirements in a single module?
> Unfortunatly, yes. That was a sacrafice I decided to make. I don't use any
> of the standard libc calls for interfacing to a password file at the moment.
> I knew this would probably be a source of flames, but I decided to do it
> anyway.  I've been thinking about doing "both" at the same time where the
> administrator could select which one to use with an option in the pam.d
> service file.  Now that I've had somebody request this (or mention it..), I
> will probably implement it.  This is not a priority, however, and may not be
> added for a little while. So in short, it does come at the expense of not
> using NSS, but in the future it will be well balanced with the best of both
> worlds.

Well, I think it would be nice to have getpwnam() be a source for

Also, how do you plan to support password changing? Is it done in a
modular way as well? If so, which modules are available?

> Thanks,
> Adam Slattery


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