> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 19:47:55 +0000, Mark Murray wrote:
> > Do you mean that at at the very edge of password expiry, the user may
> > still be able log in (maybe some seconds later)? If so this is not a
> > credible threat.
> Yes. Few seconds can be few hours or more in case network is down or
> something like, this mainly for network passwords like NIS.
This is still not something that is pam_authenticate()'s business. If
you believe that this is a problem, then the order and time in which
these are done inside pam needs to be addressed, not by kluging
pam modules. Perhaps the PAM-using applications need to be looked at
as well to make sure they don't do anything silly.
pam_authenticate() answers the question "does the user have the correct
credentials?". pam_acct_mgmt() answers the question "OK - they are who
they say they are. Are they allowed in _now_?".
o Mark Murray
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