Bug 5162 - vixie cron is not pam aware
Summary: vixie cron is not pam aware
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5160
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact:
: 157290 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 170809
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-15 16:54 UTC by Lauri Jesmin
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 22:04:34 UTC

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Description Lauri Jesmin 1999-09-15 16:54:29 UTC
vixie cron does not use pam and also does not read
/etc/security/limits.conf file. The problem is that if
i normally set limits for all users (number of processes, amount of memory, etc) with just editing /etc/pam.d/(ssh,login,you name it) file
and setting it to use /etc/security/pam_limits.so, then i cant do this for cron.
And users can execute programs by setting cronjobs or at jobs.
To those programs the limits do not apply and so can user override limits set by administrator.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-17 14:44:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5160 ***

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-05-10 12:22:34 UTC
*** Bug 157290 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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