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Re: System password authentication

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: System password authentication
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 02:35:10 -0400 (EDT)

Kevin Wang writes:
> question: how about making the authentication step a separate external
> program that returned an exit code of 0 or 1 to indicate successful
> authentication (and perhaps other error codes to indicate temporary
> failure, etc)

I think CvsNT did that.  The problem then is making sure that you're
invoking the program that you think you are and not some substitute.

> Not sure how well that would port to windows, though.

Porting to other systems in general is a problem, not just Windows.

-Larry Jones

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