PAM Module Patch and Feature

David Mitchell mitchell at
Mon Mar 26 16:57:38 CEST 2007

Frank Cusack wrote:
> On March 22, 2007 10:35:36 AM -0700 Frank Cusack <fcusack at> 
> wrote:
>> On March 22, 2007 10:28:36 AM -0700 Frank Cusack <fcusack at>
>> wrote:
>>> The ruser feature has been commited.  Alan, could you roll up a new
>>> release? -frank
>> Actually, hold off on that.  I have another change I've been working on
>> for awhile that I'd like to commit.
> It's submitted.  Please make a new release whenever you are ready.
> The new feature is a 'localifdown' option.  Previously, you would need
> to be using Linux-PAM and the extended pam.conf syntax to ignore
> PAM_AUTHINFO_UNAVAIL return values.  Now, with 'localifdown', the module
> returns PAM_IGNORE instead of PAM_AUTHINFO_UNAVAIL, which works for
> all pam stacks.

Nice. Will this be the case for all timeout situations? Or only if the
local interface is actually down? I was actually experimenting with the
extended syntax last week when I found the timeout problem.

-David Mitchell

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