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Re: On PAM and authentication

On Thu, Sep 17, 1998 at 07:09:23PM +0100, Tom Lees wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 1998 at 10:33:29AM -0700, Marc Singer wrote:
> > > 
> > > I recently tried out LDAP on my machine for authentication. I used tools
> > > available at http://www.rage.net/ldap/, and I'm pleased to say it works.
> > > By using the NSS module, it works with all existing tools, including XDM,
> > > etc., that I have tried, except for tin (my version is libc5 though),
> > > and passwd, gpasswd, etc (for users authenticated via LDAP).
> > 
> > This is good news.  I spent some time hacking at LDAP and wasn't as
> > successful.  I was interested in using it for e-mail directories.
> > 
> > I didn't think it was hard to setup once I figured out what had to be
> > done.  It was the browsing tools that seems to be hokey.
> Using the MigrationTools pkg and some custom editing magic due to me using
> shadow passwords, it took me less than 5 minutes to figure out.
> WARNING: There was ONE other package which went VERY wrong with LDAP/NSS.
> This was exim. I don't know why, though I suspect it has something to
> do with the other libs it is linked to:-

On further investigation, this turns out to be because my procmail is still

Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk> <tom@debian.org>  http://www.lpsg.demon.co.uk/
PGP Key: finger tom@master.debian.org, http://www.lpsg.demon.co.uk/pgpkeys.asc.

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