On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 21:23 +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote: > On Monday 26 November 2007 17:11, O. Hartmann wrote: > > Hello, > > > > trying to change passwords on a client machine for a LDAP authenticated > > user always fails due to the original passwd() command is not capable of > > changing passwords remotely. > > Their is a suggested patch, but is there an "official" way to do? > > Hi Oliver > > I've asked this question several times, here and on -hackers, with no very > helpful response. I checked for PRs and several have been filed at various > times and are in various different states. > > As far as I can tell, the changes necessary to make passwd(1) work with the > PAM infrastructure were made some years ago, but were diked out by a switch > statement which appears to prevent a change to anything but /etc/passwd or > NIS/YP. This switch relies on a set of constants which are themselves > commented in the source as being ``bogus''. > > The answer to our question may well be something like ``historical reasons'' > or ``Principle of Least Astonishment'', but please, someone... > > Is there a sound reason not to remove this guard statement and allow > passwd(1) > to change passwords in accordance with a PAM policy, as it is coded to do? > > I've already offered to submit a patch if necessary: it hardly even needs a > knowledge of C to fix this one - simply remove a switch statement and replace > it with a simple printf. > > Jonathan > _______________________________________________
My advice would honestly be to write the patch and submit it. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"