console auth dir

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Fri Jul 22 22:40:06 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 01:38 -0500, Steev wrote:
> Can someone explain to me how the console auth dir works?  I see the 
> option, but how does something get into there to tell that a local user 
> is local and not remote?  What else needs to be setup?  I have been 
> looking around on the website, read the Readme, Hacking, and Install 
> files, even looked in the ChangeLog, and I still can't figure out it. 
> If I missed it somewhere, please let me know, and I will go back and 
> re-read.
> Thanks!

You need the pam_console plugin for PAM and it needs to be setup.  When
you log in it adds locks to the console user directory.  As of now I
think only Red Hat and Fedora are using this but Novell is looking to go
this way which is why we added the configuration option.
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at>

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