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@@ -52,6 +52,14 @@
+ <para>
+ Vendor-supplied PAM configuration files might be installed in
+ the system directory <filename>/usr/lib/pam.d/</filename> instead
+ of the machine configuration directory <filename>/etc/pam.d/</filename>.
+ If no machine configuration file is found, the vendor-supplied file
+ is used. All files in <filename>/etc/pam.d/</filename> override
+ files with the same name in <filename>/usr/lib/pam.d/</filename>.
+ </para>
<para>From the point of view of the system administrator, for whom this
manual is provided, it is not of primary importance to understand the
@@ -140,6 +148,16 @@ closing hook for modules to affect the services available to a user.</para>
+ <varlistentry>
+ <term><filename>/usr/lib/pam.d</filename></term>
+ <listitem>
+ <para>
+ the <emphasis remap='B'>Linux-PAM</emphasis> vendor configuration
+ directory. Files in <filename>/etc/pam.d</filename> override
+ files with the same name in this directory.
+ </para>
+ </listitem>
+ </varlistentry>