Matthias Bezold mb at
Wed May 3 05:02:49 PDT 2000


> At least that's my understanding of how PAM really is suppose to be used
> (never used it myself, other than possibly some software that installs a
> default config file that does something)

The main advantage is that you have a couple of ways for authentication,
e.g. NIS, radius, via mysql and so on. You can change the method without
recompiling all the logins programs. That's what PAM is about, AFAIK.
But I haven't used it myself either, just using shadow pwd.

Matthias Bezold
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