pam_ntdom subset of TNG = bad idea
peter at cadcamlab.org
Sat Jul 8 22:08:35 GMT 2000
[Edward Schernau <ed at schernau.com>]
> Why should one need to CVS the whole TNG setup stuff, and run a
> couple of daemons, just to use pam_ntdom?? You didn't before....
Code sharing. In Luke's split-daemon architecture, code is shared via
IPC rather than via libraries.
If anyone noticed that this seems similar to a microkernel
architecture, well, there's a reason for that. Luke modeled it after
Windows NT, which is of course a microkernel architecture. (Although
NTOSKRNL + HAL do perhaps stretch the meaning of the "micro-" prefix.)
> Argh, how annoying. What was broken about it before?
Did it *exist* and/or *work* before? I was under the impression that
the TNG pam_ntdom is Luke's adaptation of Dave Airlie's pam_smb. Was
there in fact a pre-existing pam_ntdom, as opposed to just pam_smb?
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