libexec/ftpd/ftpd.c and pam

Eric van Gyzen vangyzen at
Tue Jan 27 17:35:29 PST 2004

The auth_pam function in src/libexec/ftpd/ftpd.c defines a local variable
    pam_handle_t *pamh = NULL;
which shadows the same variable in the global scope.  This seems 
unintentional, because the global pamh is never initialized by pam_start(), 
so the other functions in ftpd.c always operate on a NULL pam_handle_t.

Feel free to correct me if I'm speaking from the wrong end of my body.


Eric van Gyzen                        Sr. Systems Programmer   ISDS, Duke University

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