TODO list proposal for volunteers
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Oct 2 03:02:17 GMT 2000
> This isn't a national election. There is no reason to choose from amongst
> the popular candidates only. Besides, last I checked Theo was still
> against PAM support in OpenBSD (my favorite of the *BSDs). Also, not all
> systems that can run Samba are Unix.
no but reasonability says you support the os's that make the most sense to
work hard on - if someone wants to support something obscure - then that
is why the source is there.
> The set of services Samba requires of an authentication mechanism is not
> great. It should be easy to abstract them and then build implementations
> that call PAM or other mechanisms directly.
additionally pam _IS_ the abstraction layer - its whole goal in life is to
make authentication be an abstracted section from the normal app.
read up on pam.
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