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

"Bernhard R. Link" <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> writes:

> On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, Ben Collins wrote:
> > 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.
> Is there a reason for this?
> It's very confusing, as you have to look into group to see that way, id
> for example doesn't make an difference.

Similarly, the kernel does not distinguish between primary group and
additional groups when determining access to a file.

	- Ruud de Rooij.
ruud de rooij | *@spam.ruud.org | http://ruud.org

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