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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: code contribution (fwd)
Date Fri, 10 Jan 1997 09:44:06 GMT

> I thought you might be interested in the following code I added to
> mod_auth.c (Apache version 1.2b4). It allows for NIS "+" style directives
> in the the authentication password file (a la regular NIS conventions for
> "+" directives in the /etc/password file in UNIX). 

It's a common request, so this is most appreciated.  However we're in a feature
freeze now for 1.2 as we roll to beta, so what we'd like to do with this is put
it in our contributed patches directory.  Do you think you could create a "diff
-C3" version of this?  This doesn't mean we'll support it or even necessarily
keep those patches updated; but it'll at least be promoted and available to the
teeming masses.

Usually when other types of databases are used, different authentication
directives are given (i.e. AuthDBMUserFile).  Since NIS is so tightly tied in
with system-level authentication I suppose this is in a grey area... hopefully
we can clean this up a bit for 2.0.



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