PAM_RHOST and reverse hostname lookups

Andreas Schneider asn at
Wed Jun 29 03:05:22 MDT 2011

Hi Jeremy,

we had some discussions about my s3-auth patchset. We don't want to introduce 
a new dependency in the auth system and get rid of some old ones.

Currently we're doing reverse hostname lookups in s3-auth to set PAM_RHOST. As 
reverse lookups are disabled by default and PAM_RHOST is only really used by 
two modules ( and (auto blacklisting) and else just 
for auditing I would like to suggest to set PAM_RHOST always to the ip 

Do you think we can do this change?


	-- andreas

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Samba Team                             asn at

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