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Re: PAM authentication patch - v2

From: Brian Murphy
Subject: Re: PAM authentication patch - v2
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:27:51 +0200
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

I guess that I really do not understand why :pserver: needs to use PAM
authentication. I am not saying there is not a reason, I just have not
understood it.

One good reason is that you want to use LDAP or NIS authentication but you
dont want local shell users. Local shell users can do very stupid stuff like
remove parts of the repository which is not possible via pserver.


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