More details, should I be using PAM instead for authentication?

Lisa Ungar lungar at
Thu Mar 31 20:14:25 UTC 2005

I found out the following:

config.h:/* #undef HAVE_PAM_PAM_APPL_H */
config.h:/* Define if you have PAM. */
config.h:#define HAVE_PAM 1

It appears that PAM is present on the machine. 

Should I replace my auth statement with 

auth: "ckpasswd -s"

In the following stanza:

> auth "forumslogin" {
>    hosts: ""
>    auth:  "/usr/local/news/bin/auth/passwd/ckpasswd -f
> /usr/local/news/w3appusers"
>    default: "<FAIL>"
> }

I do see a pam.d directory.

According to what I read, I would need to add a nnrpd file there

For example

auth       requisite    /lib/security/
auth       required     /lib/security/ item=user sense=deny 
/etc/news/reader.deny onerr=succeed
auth       required     /lib/security/

There is no password listed in the /etc/passwd file, but there is a passwd 
file inside the pam.d directory



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