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Re: authentication proxy?



On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 07:21:26PM +0200, Jani Jaakkola wrote:
> 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.

They are not.  They're part of the source for pam_pwdb and pam_unix,
respectively.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer





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