Regarding PAM_TTY_KLUDGE and Solaris 8...

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Fri Oct 26 23:35:50 EST 2001

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 02:11:13PM +0200, Markus Friedl wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 10:14:21AM +1000, Damien Miller wrote:
> > On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Ed Phillips wrote:
> > 
> > > What is the reasoning behind this?  Do we want to see a lastlog entry for
> > > "ssh" whenever a user runs remote command?  Do other OSes have
> > > pam_open_session that does more meaningful things than Solaris 8?
> > > Well...  I guess the more I think about it, it's probably better to go
> > > ahead an call pam_open_session even for the non-interactive case since
> > > someone might want to implement a PAM module at their site that logs every
> > > ssh connection... and if we don't call pam_open_session, then they don't
> > > even have that capability if they wanted it.
> > 
> > Some people set rlimits using session modules. Someone even filed a Bugtraq
> > report about it.
> is this the right way?

It's *a* right way.

> isn't this an abuse of the PAM module? (perhaps file a Bugtraq report...)

Why would it be?

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