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Re: [Proposal] Forget PAM, stick with NSS

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> writes:

> On 31 Jul 1999, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

> NSS is not nearly as functional as full pam functionality. A simple
> example, I have a written a pam module (libpam-mkhomedir) that creates the
> users home directory if it does not exist on login, using PAM I have
> plugged it into SSH and login, I then replicate the shadow/passwd/group
> files to all the machines and don't have to worry about home directory
> creation. You cannot do that with nss.

RedHat has modules (which we should grab) that handle changing
ownership of audio and misc devices for console users, and one for
passing X cookies to root when you su.


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