dropbear with pam_pwdfile

Matt Johnston matt at ucc.asn.au
Wed Mar 25 22:22:23 WST 2009

Hi Robert,

It would probably require changing a bit of Dropbear's auth
code to use mechanisms other than /etc/passwd, though
in general probably not much work.

I've been reluctant to add more PAM support since the PAM
programming interface is quite ill-suited to modern network
applications (without forking a separate helper to talk to
the PAM modules).


On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 03:52:12AM +0100, Robert Schetterer wrote:
> Hi all,
> ich have a sharedweb ( http/ftp ) server on unbuntu
> i used http://cpbotha.net/software/pam_pwdfile
> with vsftpd for full virtual users auth
> for vsftp and apache, i tried setup
> dropbear equal but cant get it to work
> seems only accepts users in /etc/passwd
> ( no tricky pam helped )
> running from xinetd with bind to serveral ips an ports runs fine
> would it be heavy stuff to integrate some pam with
> pam_pwdfile , and mayby pam_chroot ?
> Sorry if allready asked this questions or i was to trickle out a exist
> solution
> -- 
> Best Regards
> MfG Robert Schetterer
> Germany/Munich/Bavaria

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