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Re: PAM config extentions [was Re: pam.d]

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 08:34:16PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 02:54:33PM -0400, Inger, Slav (S.B.) wrote:
> > Thanks for the info.  Wow, this is the first I've heard of 
> > /etc/pam.d/system-auth!  Where can I go to get more info on this?  
> > Also, seeing that the PAM Admin Guide on kernel.org is out of date, 
> > are there any more up-to-date writeups/manuals out there?
> The /etc/pam.d/system-auth usage is a Red Hat innovation, and is by no
> means common to all PAM-using (or even all Linux-PAM-using) systems.
> For example, the upcoming release of Debian will use
> /etc/pam.d/common-auth and related include files through a different
> include mechanism than Red Hat's pam_stack.


OpenPAM (used in FreeBSD) implements another include mechanism, see
http://openpam.sourceforge.net/ and

ALT Linux also uses same include method as in OpenPAM, patch for Linux-PAM
is available at

Looks like Debian's include mechanism implemented in 031_pam_include patch
is much closer to my include extension rather than to pam_stack.

Unfortunately, my efforts to get this standardized across platforms
resulted to almost nothing - there are no working group so everybody
answers "looks nice" with no effect.


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