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Bug 230729 - have pam_items able to describe device and display unambigously
have pam_items able to describe device and display unambigously
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
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Reported: 2007-03-02 10:29 EST by Patrice Dumas
Modified: 2008-01-30 10:55 EST (History)
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Description Patrice Dumas 2007-03-02 10:29:52 EST
Description of problem:

The is related with #Bug 228110.

The PAM_TTY value is so overloaded that it has lost lots of
its meaning. Besides having device and display in PAM_TTY
means that only one of those two items may be given.

So I think it would make sense to propose to upstream
to add 2 new items:
PAM_DEVICE the device file associated with the service,
  typically empty for network services like ssh or ftp
PAM_DISPLAY a display string describing the display. 
  May be set by network services that sets a virtual display,
  will be empty for typical login.

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Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-01-30 10:55:00 EST
The proposal for this new PAM_REAL_TTY was rejected upstream.

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