[clug] Looking for a PAM guru

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Fri Apr 11 21:06:59 EST 2003

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 08:23:39PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org> wrote:
> > Any ideas?
> Where are you storing the authentication information for these users?
> They need passwords from somewhere. Configure PAM to use those passwords
> for the POP and/or IMAP services. Other services will remain unaffected.

Ok, I have a file full of username:crypt(password). But I see no way for
PAM to read from random files like that.

> Check out the Cyrus POP/IMAP server. It delivers all mail as one user.
> Users wishing only mail access don't need to be UNIX users.

That's looks more like what I want. I'm not exactly wedded to qpopper.

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
>   - Samuel P. Huntington
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