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Re: Pam-list Digest, Vol 38, Issue 4



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Andreas Schindler wrote:
> To the discussion about PAM_DISPLAY: Before all, please consider that
> every X-Display on a local machine (i.e. DISPLAY=x.x or localhost:x.x)
> ALWAYS has an associatet TTY, because the X-Server needs a (pseudo-)device
> to attach to. So, PAM_TTY and PAM_DISPLAY should be independent of each
> other.

Did you consider this X display?

  (vncserver < /dev/null 2>&1 > /dev/null)

The use of PAM_TTY is primarily for the application to communicate to
modules where the user input/output is coming from/going to, in the case
of X, a remote display's underlying terminal (a la vncviewer) might
change at random many times during the life of a vncserver session.

Cheers

Andrew
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