No. PAM is a library for authentication. PAM takes information from NSS, and not vice-versa. To make it simple: it's not enough to have your users in the radius database, you should also put them in /etc/passwd or NIS or LDAP database+nss_ldap modules. About NSS from Solaris 2.6 nsswitch.conf(4) man page: The operating system uses a number of "databases" of infor- mation about hosts, users (passwd/shadow), groups and so forth. Data for these can come from a variety of sources: host-names and host-addresses, for example, may be found in /etc/hosts, NIS, NIS+, or DNS. Zero or more sources may be used for each database; the sources and their lookup order are specified in the /etc/nsswitch.conf file. Example: NSS is responsible for translating usernames to numeric user-id's and back. PAM does not know anything about that. You should really go read the man pages and the documentation at http://www.padl.com On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, Paul Black wrote: > Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 11:58:05 +0000 > From: Paul Black <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: Valentin Tumarkin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: (RADIATOR) Sendmail & Radiator > > This sounds interesting. Does the NSS/LDAP module support PAM, ie, can it be > made to authenticate via Radiator? I'm trying to setup a system where the > Radiator database is the source of customer authentication information. Thanks > for your help. > > Regards. Paul > > > > Valentin Tumarkin wrote: > > > > I think your problem is that your 'system' does not know of your users > > existence. Having configured PAM is not enough, you need to make your > > unix 'system' aware of your users via Name Service. > > > > Example: If you are using LDAP, you can install the nss_ldap module > > from http://www.padl.com > > And then put something like this in /etc/nsswitch.conf > > (Solaris,Linux) > > > > passwd: files ldap > > shadow: files ldap > > group: files ldap > > > > > Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 23:33:54 +0000 > > > From: Paul Black <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > Subject: (RADIATOR) Sendmail & Radiator > > > > > > I've now got my POP server authenticating from Radiator and I thought I would > > > be ready to go ahead and use authentication from a database. When I tried to > > > send an email to a test user in the Radiator database I received an error > > > message from sendmail. The message said that the test user did not exist, ie > > > he was not in the password file. > > > > > > Has anyone come across this problem before and managed to solve it? > > > > > > Regards. Paul > > > > > > === > > > Archive at http://www.thesite.com.au/~radiator/ > > > To unsubscribe, email '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' with > > > 'unsubscribe radiator' in the body of the message. > > > > > > > Valentin Tumarkin > > > > Xpert Trusted Systems > === Archive at http://www.thesite.com.au/~radiator/ To unsubscribe, email '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' with 'unsubscribe radiator' in the body of the message.