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Re: Files in /etc/pam.d/

On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 23:12, William Ballard wrote:
> On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 11:04:41PM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Problem for me, as I said: no docs that I found so far on which file in
> > /etc/pam.d is used by which service. Which currently renders the whole
> > PAM system close to unusable for me ...
> I don't know very much about how it works myself (except by casual 
> observation and wild assed guesses -- I just leave it alone but I 
> wondered about the change myself).
> You can figure out what uses what by using dlocate -S to see the file 
> that a package is in.

Thanks for pointing to it, but I think I was not very clear on what I
meant with "no docs that I found so far on which file in /etc/pam.d is
used by which service" With "service" I meant the apps that I run that
check the files in /etc/pam.d when called. To know the package that the
files in  /etc/pam.d are part of could be interesting, but knowing that
doesn't probably help me much to understand why in one situation an app
like passwd perhaps might be checking  /etc/pam.d/common-account and in
another one /etc/pam.d/common-auth. (The latter just being examples).

I found some docs in libpam-doc, but it seems they're rather dated and
don't know anything about the files I mentioned in my first message. 

The only chance we have, as it seems, is that one of the coders of the
packages that the common-* files are part of is seeing this thread ...
let's hope ... :)

Best Regards
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