Removal of plaintext krb5 support.

Mayers, Philip J p.mayers at
Sat Nov 17 11:07:02 GMT 2001

PAM and it's modules can be compiled statically, IIRC.

Out of interest, are there many users of plaintext passwords and Samba on


-----Original Message-----
From: Green, Paul
To: 'samba-technical at'
Cc: 'lukeh at'
Sent: 15/11/2001 19:42
Subject: Re: Removal of plaintext krb5 support.

Luke Howard <lukeh at PADL.COM> wrote, on Tue, 13 Nov 2001 12:33:55 +1100

> >Keeping in mind, as A.B. pointed out, that not all of the supported 
> >platforms can run PAM.
> >
> >What work-around exists for non-PAM systems?
> You can always compile Linux-PAM on those systems. Granted, that's
> not as easy as it sounds, but certainly it's easier than it used
> to be now that autoconf is supported.

I maintain the port of Samba for the Stratus VOS system, which is a
POSIX-but-not-Unix operating system. I can port and run a whole lot of
source / free software that is POSIX-1996 compliant and that follows the
autoconf/configure model (I even run the native configure script these
days).  But we currently have nothing like PAM support and no plans to
it.  We don't have dynamic link libraries or dynamically loadable code,
either.  (None of these things are in POSIX-1996).  Having Samba require
support would create a real headache for me.  Please don't assume that
are all running Unix systems.

I do agree with your point about autoconf. I think it is truly

Paul Green, Senior Technical Consultant, Stratus Technologies.
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