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RE: authentication proxy?



On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Johnson, Paul wrote:

> I spent some time looking for something like this.  Unfortunately I could'nt
> find anything.

At least on RedHat, the default pam-installations creates these two
suid-binaries:

-r-sr-xr-x   1 root     root        15088 Nov  9 18:30 /sbin/pwdb_chkpwd*
-r-sr-xr-x   1 root     root        16824 Nov  9 18:30 /sbin/unix_chkpwd*

which are "authentication proxies" used by pam_pwdb and pam_unix.

Screen locking with user password in default RedHat installation would not
work without them. I don't know if they are a only a RedHat invention.

- Jani





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