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Re: pam_wheel only excepts users in /etc/group but ignores gid in passwd

On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 07:54:14PM +0200, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> Together with some others in #debian, I have found a strange behanvior in 
> pam_wheel. When used with group= argument it only accept those users,
> that are written in /etc/group to be in this group. If someone has this 
> gid in passwd he is not accepted.
> Now this code uses the grp->mem out of grp.h to determine the groups a
> person is in.
> So I do not know, if this is a bug in pam or in clib or if it is a bug at
> all. 

It is not a bug at all. pam_wheel is meant to check group members, not
primary groups. So this should be the expected behavior.


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