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From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: PAM vs GSSAPI?
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 15:25:17 +0100
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Hi!  As a student you have a lot of flexibility, and can pretty much
propose anything you'd like, however it will be evaluated by all the
other mentors, so co-ordination leads to a higher chance of

I submitted a PAM project idea to the GNU project list, but it hasn't
been published yet:

+<li>Improve the PAM module for host-based authentication using Shishi,
+possibly including a mechanism to automatically create Kerberos
+principals for existing "password"-based users, to allow smooth

Have a look at the 2006 ideas too in case you find something of

Btw, the Google deadline seem to be March 26, not the 24th which I
might have said earlier.

I'm also the mentor for some other projects too:


"Ashwin Ganti" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Simon,
> I am very interesed in working on this.
> Please let me know the project idea so that I can write a proposal and
> submit it asap.
> I have signed up as a student for SOC.
> I shall start working on the proposal once I know the project idea.
> Thanks
> Ashwin.
> On 3/20/07, Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> 3. This is not related to the current topic but when I was going
>> >> through the pam_shishi there seems to be many TODO's in the code for
>> >> many of the pam support functions. Would it be possible to include
>> >> this as a Google Summer of Code project for this summer . I would like
>> >> to volunteer to work on it to complete the pending implementation and
>> >> put it as the summer of code project. Please let me know if this is
>> >> feasibe or if there is any other work related to this area.
>> >
>> > Oh boy, yes, that would indeed be possible, and I'd be very interested
>> > to work with you on this.  Shishi is a GNU project, and GNU has been
>> > approved for SOC.  Please sign up as a student if you haven't done so
>> > already.
>> Btw, some links that you should read if you are really interested in
>> this:
>> /Simon
> -- 
> Impossibility is a relative concept

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