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Re: PAM support? (Was: [sysvinit] Re: ?New sysvinit version 2.89dsf?)

From: Dr. Werner Fink
Subject: Re: PAM support? (Was: [sysvinit] Re: ?New sysvinit version 2.89dsf?)
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:27:23 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:37:09PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Looking at the sysvinit bugs in Debian, I came across
> <URL: > again, asking for PAM support in
> sulogin.  This sound like a good idea to me.  Werner, what is your
> view on this?

Currently I've a few open points for PAM support ...

 Which processes should be enabled to use PAM?
   IMHO we may skip `+' with their own utmp/wtmp housekeeping
   Also the support could be used for system initial boot
   and runlevel changes together with the sulogin respawn entry

 Also I'm missing something like housekeeping of PAM sessions
 that is if a process has finised what happens to the PAM seesion?

 Then I've to use


 from libpam_misc which (hoepfully) isn't used :(

 Then the manual page of pam_setcred() told me that we shall use
 it *before* pam_open_session() ... which is currently reversed.

 Beside this we require a further file that is


 otherwise the stuff makes no sense.


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