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Re: pam_unix and remember



On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 09:09:46PM -0500, Jor-el wrote:
> On Mon, 27 May 2002, Jor-el wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 	Has anyone gotten the remember= ... argument to pam_unix module to
> > work? This is supposed to check if the new passwd is one of the old
> > remembered passwords. Everytime I change the password, if this argument is
> > set, it tells me that the new password has already been used even if I
> > _know_ that the password has not been used before. From looking at the
> > source code, it appears that the old passwords list is stored in
> > /etc/security/opasswd , however, my system lacks such a file. Before I go
> > out and create such a file, I would like to find out if I am missing some
> 
> Hi,
> 
> 	Nevermind. This appears to be the problem reported in bug number
> 95324 . It looks like the maintainer is slacking on the job since not only
> is the fix mentioned in the bugreport, but implementing the fix is
> trivial, and yet the problem has been open for over a year now.

I'm sure this message will win you points with the maintainer :)  Did
you try contacting him privately before posting your bombast?

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