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AW: Linux-PAM ported to AIX

I'm trying to set up an openldapserver to authenticate from Linux, Solaris
and AIX clients.
I'm interested in what you have done, but I can't really understand.

Does this patch make an AIX authentication on an ldap-server? And how?
My collegue told me, that there's absolutely no PAM available for AIX.
How should I implement the patched PAM??

cu Jan

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Von: Mark D. Roth [mailto:roth@feep.net]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 15. April 2001 01:05
An: pam-list@redhat.com
Betreff: Linux-PAM ported to AIX

I've written a patch for Linux-PAM-0.75 which ports the library to AIX
4.3.3.  The patch is available from:


In addition to simple portability fixes, the patch adds a pam_aix
module to simulate the traditional AIX authentication behavior.  The
idea is that the pam_aix module would be used instead of the pam_unix
module under AIX.  More information is available at the URL listed

My main impetus for writing this patch was that I'm already using a
PAM module to do TIS authsrv authentication under Solaris, Linux, and
HP-UX, and I didn't want to have to write and maintain seperate custom
code for each application under AIX.  If anyone's interested, the
authsrv PAM module (pam_authsrv) is also available at the URL listed

Ideally, I'd like to see this patch integrated into the next release
of Linux-PAM.  If this isn't the proper forum to ask about that, I'd
appreciate any pointers to the right place. ;)

I've done a fair amount of basic testing of this patch, but I'd
certainly welcome comments from anyone else who runs it.

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.

Mark D. Roth <roth@feep.net>

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