Re: mcserv / slackware / shadow

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 03:09:13PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:

I have removed support for the old-style Linux-only shadow library.  It
seems to be completely obsolete.  glibc provides an alternative, more
standard API (look for "System Databases and Name Service Switch" in the
libc info).

i understand.

What is left in mcserv is PAM and plain crypt on the result of getpwnam().  
If you are using shadow passwords, you should be using PAM.  HAVE_PAM
should be defined in config.h if the configure script could find it.

oh - that's why...

If you are using shadow passwords without PAM and you want to use mcserv, 
then you are welcome to implement reading shadow passwords using NSS 
instead of getpwnam().

oh well - i wouldn't fear the programming so much, but i surely never 
could cope with the configuration automatisms and the ensueing 
conditional compiles... :-(

thanks again!



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