Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230729
have pam_items able to describe device and display unambigously
Last modified: 2008-01-30 10:55:00 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The proposal for this new PAM_REAL_TTY was rejected upstream.