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Re: how to associate PAM module to a service in non-obvious cases..

Raj wrote:
For eg. I don't have any file by name "telnet" under
/etc/pam.d dir on my Redhat linux. In such cases, how
do I definitely identify an Entry PAM module for a
given service?

The mapping from a program to which PAM service name it uses is done by the program, so you will need to determine it on a program-by-program basis.

In your example, telnet will invoke /bin/login, and that will use the "login" PAM service.

If an application asks for a PAM service for which there's no specific configuration then you will get the "other" service, although there is no way for an application to know that this has happened(?).

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