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Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 15:33:28 +0200
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] pam_tcb update


On Thu, Jul 05, 2018 at 02:29:19AM +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> I've got a few patches for pam_tcb.  Tested in Sisyphus.

Thanks.  I think we should get these into Owl-current (even though these
changes don't matter much for Owl yet), test them a bit more in there,
then release tcb 1.2.  For the testing in Owl-current, use version
numbers like 1.1.x or even 1.1.9.x (indicating that we're closer to 1.2
than to 1.1).

For the release, we also need updated LICENSE (copyright years) and
ChangeLog.  We could also use this opportunity to relax the license for
our newly written source files (not inherited from pam_unix).  There's
no reason to subject them to 3-clause BSD or GPL (BTW, of unspecified
version) that the whole thing is under for historical reasons - we can
as well use 0-clause BSD for them (add such comments to the files
themselves).  If we go for this, we need to ask Rafal for his approval.

>   pam_tcb: use pam_get_authtok(3) instead of _unix_read_password

Does this mean we're dropping OpenPAM support, which you had once added?

>   pam_tcb: request automatic prefix and entropy if libcrypt implements it

Please add a 6th patch/commit that would change the default prefix from
$2y$ to $2b$ to be friendlier to OpenBSD.  I understand that ALT has to
stay with $2y$ for a while longer, but I guess you can be overriding
this default on pam_tcb's command line.


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