TODO list proposal for volunteers

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
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.

Chris -)-----

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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