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authorSteve Langasek <>2009-09-02 12:41:07 -0700
committerSteve Langasek <>2019-01-08 21:26:00 -0800
commita4459f65421c0683e260fdc379d4a7cf48ccf85e (patch)
treed1e30343c1bd9312105d617a9870bd9f47bf73d6 /debian/README.debian
parentb862c55492fd95820a7e81be3799e1d4b0e9edda (diff)
Drop stale content from README.debian: some of this should have been in
NEWS.Debian instead (but is so old it's not worth putting it there now), some of it is obsolete by the change in package VCS.
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+PAM for Debian
PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) provides system administrators with a
@@ -11,26 +11,3 @@ Application Developers' Guide" and "The Linux-PAM Module Writers' Guide".
The Debian default configuration is to emulate the old UNIX authentication.
-The Debian PAM packages live at svn:// The
-current version is in the trunk directory; previous versions live in
-the tags directory.
-Changes Since Debian 3.0
-The pam_securetty module used to prompt for a password when it was
-going to fail access. This Debian-specific patch defeats one of the
-key uses of this module: to deny access to privileged accounts soon
-enough in the PAM stack that the password is never requested and is
-not compromised over insecure network links. If you want to ask for
-the password use required not requisite in your PAM config.
-Previously, pam_rhosts allowed the .rhosts file to be a symlink. This
-was a debian specific change that has been dropped because it is not
-the upstream behavior nor is it the documented behavior of ruserok(3).
-Similarly, pam_listfile used to allow the user file to be a symlink.
-This is no longer allowed because upstream seems to be against the
-change. Please see discussion started by Sam Hartman on during the May 2002 time frame.