TODO list proposal for volunteers
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon Oct 2 03:10:22 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.
That sounds more like marketing than sense.
> > 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.
The layer I'm talking about would be very thin, and I really don't think
I need to read any more about PAM.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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