Posted Nov 14, 2012 15:57 UTC (Wed) by mirabilos (subscriber, #84359)
Parent article: Crowding out OpenBSD
PAM is a different way of doing things. It has pros and cons, as usual. In OpenBSD, there’s BSDauth, which does its job also just fine. It’s not as pluggable, but also not as insecure as both PAM on Solaris and PAM on GNU, which are, funnily enough, incompatible with each other.
That being said… after the Wim Vandeputte issue with Theo de Raadt not understanding the concept of European Value-Added-Tax, OpenBSD’s irrelevant in Europe anyway, and recently, twice, developers run away to start their own niche projects. Once upon a time, I’d have loved to join their fun, but they don’t really want that…