NSS and PAM (was Re: NSS and PAM, dynamic vs. static)

slave-mike slave-mike at rv1.dynip.com
Sat Nov 29 04:47:35 PST 2003

why does /bin/sh need NSS support?
Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
> [Threading intentionally broken.]
> On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 01:16:25AM +0100, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
>>"Jacques A. Vidrine" <nectar at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>>>NSS and PAM do not overlap.  They are complimentary and one cannot do
>>>the job of the other.
>>That is a bug in NSS, PAM or both.
> Interesting.  Explain, please.  (Maybe privately or in another thread;
> hate to keep this'n going.)  Perhaps you mean that it is a design flaw
> that two APIs are required.  If so, I happen to disagree; I think that
> the separation of directory services and authentication is appropriate
> and necessary.
>>(BTW, I think you mean that they are complementary, not complimentary,
>>although it is certainly true that some implementations of NSS and PAM
>>are free)
> heh, Yes, that's a spell-o from which spell-check could not save me.
> Cheers,

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