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Re: PAM still a goal for slink?

On Thu, 3 Sep 1998 14:06:21 +0300, Tommi Virtanen <tv@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 03, 1998 at 12:59:36AM -0400, Gregory S. Stark wrote:
> > I'm also interested in an Hesiod nsswitch module. I'm not sure if how
> > nsswitch relates to PAM, if it all.

nsswitch is at a lower level than PAM, and should be transparent.  It
relates because passwd and group lookups with the standard functions go
through nsswitch.  In a network arranged like MIT's, pam_kerberos.so could
get a username from Hesiod by simply calling getpwent().

>        That's _badly_ needed. NIS sucks raw eggs with a straw.
>        I'm willing to help, and test with 2000 users;)

An Hesiod NSS module is already in glibc 2.1.  If you test it with 2000
users we will be eternally grateful :)  


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