libapache2-mod-auth-shadow binary package in Ubuntu Hardy i386
When performing this task one encounters one fundamental difficulty: the
/etc/shadow file is supposed to be read/writable only by root. However,
the webserver is supposed to run under a non-root user, such as www-data.
mod_auth_shadow addresses this difficulty by opening a pipe to an SGID shadow
program validate, which does the actual validation. When there is a failure
validate writes an error message to the system log, and waits three seconds
before exiting. The validate program uses getspnam() so supports shadow
files and NIS.
|2007-11-11 02:03:26 UTC||Published||Ubuntu Hardy i386||release||universe||web||Extra||2.1-2|