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Re: pam.d [Re: LDAP Authentication]



pam.d (and its *.d brethren) make management by package software (rpm,
apt) MUCH easier.  Instead of having to sed -e s/something/someting/
/etc/pam.conf (with all the risks and vpitfalls) the package just drops
a new file in the appropriate .d directory and perhaps hups the service.
very nice and clean.  

I would not recommend combining them unless you are ready to fix it
again for every update of every package that has a file in pam.d.


On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Oliver Schulze L. wrote:

> I think /etc/pam.d/ is newer.
> What is done now is that many files in the /etc/pam.d/ directory refers to
> the file /etc/pam.d/system-auth file
> So, changing the system-auth file, does indeed change all the other 
> "services"
> For example, imap and pop3 uses the system-auth file, like many(if not 
> all) services.

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Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE                                jim rossberry com
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