Samba and PAM modules?

Peter Samuelson peter at
Tue Oct 17 09:22:14 GMT 2000

[Joe Flowers]
> The latter: support in Samba to authenticate the users via PAM.

Realize that you have thrown away 'encrypt passwords = yes' and PDC
support.  PAM does not currently have any easy way to deal with such
things.  There was a discussion on one of these lists not long ago
about whether it should or not.

I agree with those who say that the Samba auth API should be exported
in a dynamicly pluggable fashion, somewhat parallel to PAM, rather than
trying to twist PAM into something that will work.  dlopen() is not
rocket science, after all, and although it is somewhat unportable, it
is far more portable than PAM, which as far as I know only works on
Solaris, HP-UX and Linux.


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