[EMAIL PROTECTED] ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: > > Hi: > I am using freebsd5.2, because i have a large number of users counted by ten > thousand, use the passwd file to store user accounts and password lead to unbearable > delay. I want to know if freebsd support store accounts in places other than > '/etc/passwd' file, best support mysql database for passwd database backend. > any hints is welcome. > regards billy
Hi, Newest versions of FreeBSD support PAM authentication, which can abstract the authentication database to anything which there is a PAM module available. I would advise against storing user accounts in MySQL, but rather store them in OpenLDAP (or your LDAP server software of choice). To perform user lookup you need "nss_ldap", and to perform authentication you need "pam_ldap". BR, Mike _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"