dropbear with pam_pwdfile

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Wed Mar 25 23:11:22 WST 2009

Matt Johnston schrieb:
> 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).
> Cheers,
> Matt
> 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

Hi Matt, i understand, its a pitty
having more pam modules would it make easy
to setup scp connects with full virtual users
i am not able to code it by myself so i respect your meaning
and thx for answer


Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Best Regards

Robert Schetterer


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