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Re: [PATCHES] Patch to include PAM support...

From: "Dominic J(dot) Eidson" <sauron(at)the-infinite(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Patch to include PAM support...
Date: 2001-08-25 01:46:07
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On Wed, 13 Jun 2001, Tom Lane wrote:

> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> >> Basically, we have some people who want it.  Now we need to hear from
> >> people who don't want it.   I have a "no" from Tom and a "yes" from
> >> "Peter E" (and the author).
> > Not in the current form.
> I think Peter's main objection was that it'd always prompt for a
> password whether needed or not.

Okay, after many months of lurking, I've finally set aside some time this
last week to actually finish up the code. (It's been mostly-merged/working
since about a week after Tom sent the mail I'm replying to - but then my
employer decided it would be good for us (read: me) to finish working on a
project which has consumed 99% of any programming motivation I could

> Could we change the PAM code so that it tries to run the PAM auth cycle
> immediately on receipt of a connection request?  If it gets a callback
> for a password, it abandons the PAM conversation, sends off a password
> request packet, and then tries again when the password comes back.

I am attempting to do this in a way that's relatively elegant, and the
code should get sent to -patches tomorrow sometime , after I've had time
to do some testing.

Dominic J. Eidson
                                        "Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-menu!" - Gimli

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