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Re: mcserv and PAM was Re: Midnight Commander 4.6.1 has been released.

Subject: Re: mcserv and PAM was Re: Midnight Commander 4.6.1 has been released.
From: christian laubscher
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:31:50 +0200
hi pavel,

> The following line from acinclude.m4 should explain the situation better:
> 
> [...]
> dnl MC_MCSERVER_CHECKS
> dnl    Check how mcserver should check passwords.
> dnl    Possible methods are PAM, pwdauth and crypt.
> dnl    The later works with both /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd.
> dnl    If PAM is found, other methods are not checked.
> [...]

oh - i see!
although - i never quite understood the ac* things. :-(

> I guess for some reason you didn't have PAM installed in the past and now
> you have it, configure detects it and mcserv is built with PAM support.

well - not quite, i think.
it was detected in 2004-10-07-16, methinks (that's why i made those files 
(log/build) also available at the indicated url).

> In any case I think this should be made configurable i.e. the type of
> authentication that's to be used by mcserv.

this would help me some, although i succeeded doing it manually; other 
people, less daring, wouldn't choose my way... ;-)

many thanks for your reply!

regards,
christian

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