cvs commit: src/lib/libpam/modules/pam_unix pam_unix.8
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Wed May 16 15:48:15 UTC 2007
Quoting Ceri Davies <ceri at submonkey.net> (Fri, 11 May 2007 16:25:00 +0100):
> On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 06:10:20PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 11:07:42PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 02:46:18PM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 05:42:28PM +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 02:15:04PM +0100, Ceri Davies wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Well, we currently have an *NP* case as per above, but not a *LK* case,
> > > > > > so I disagree somewhat.
> > > > >
> > > > > Why? Now *LOCKED* in FreeBSD is nearly the same as *LK* in Solaris
> > > > > with the only difference being that cron or at doesn't seem to care
> > > > > about it. And a single asterisk works for us as *NP* does in
> > > > > Solaris, although it isn't a prefix, it occupies the whole password
> > > > > field. Did I miss anything?
> > > >
> > > > Well, because of the cron thing :)
> > >
> > > If we want to propagate account locking semantics to cron and atrun,
> > > which is a good idea IMHO, we should avoid code duplication. I
> > > haven't yet found a suitable place in src/lib to put the check at,
> > > but we need to find one as more checks can be done there, e.g.,
> > > that for expired account because expired accounts shouldn't run
> > > scheduled jobs either. Any ideas? Of course, the most obvious way
> > > is to add the respective function to libutil, but I'm still unsure
> > > if it's the best way.
> > I think I've finally got the clue. It's -- surprise! -- PAM account
> > management via pam_unix(8). PAM-ifying cron and atrun can do the
> > job. Then they will also be able to respect nologin(5) etc via
> > pam.conf(5), and no more patches will be necessary.
> Well that sounds like an excellent solution, thanks for volunteering,
> Yar :)
We can also put this up on the ideas page? Anyone with enough insight
into this volunteering to write a sensible entry for the ideas list?
Plain text would be ok in case you don't want to handle the markup.
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