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Re: patch for pam authentication in cvs

From: Brian Murphy
Subject: Re: patch for pam authentication in cvs
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 19:39:31 +0200
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Brian Murphy wrote:

Here is a patch to allow cvs to authenticate via pam.

It seems like I should have checked the bug repository
first. This bug:
contains a similar fix to mine. I think my approach where
PAM takes over all system authentication is better, rather
than the local getpwnam being used first and then trying

Also the check for the local user existing is not necessary
CVS checks for this already when it is necessary.

Otherwise I can't see why one of these patches is not included
in the standard CVS they are no worse than the standard
system password checking mechanism.


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