[PAM-NTDOM] using pam_ntdom for ftp authentication

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Thu Jun 15 13:38:20 GMT 2000

On Thu, 15 Jun 2000, Mayers, Philip J wrote:

> The PAM module could reopen (dup()) the file handles 0/1/2 to /dev/null.

> Or am I missing the point?

If the library thinks the information it's outputting is important enough for
the user to see under any circumstances, then it should be possible to get
that information in a PAMified application, as well.

Besides which, the PAM module shouldn't be dup()ing file handles... those are
the application's responsibility.  There are still plenty of PAM apps that
*are* tty-based, and they wouldn't appreciate having those yanked out from
under them. :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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