Forum OpenACS Q&A: ns_pam

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Posted by Al Guyer on
According to the docs:
http://www.openacs.org/doc/current/install-pam-radius.html

I need to:
wget http://braindamage.alal.com/software/ns_pam-0.1.tar.gz

That site is DOA. I've tried emailing the administrative contact but received no reply.

Is there anyone out there who can post the src?

Thanks,

-al

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2: Re: ns_pam (response to 1)
Posted by Mat Kovach on
You sent me an email around 2PM EST. I just read the message. I believe a three hour turn around is a bit unrealistic. Waiting three hours is NOT a non response from somebody.

The site has been done for almost a year now, I've sent request to have the information changed but that has not happened.

I will send the file at my earliest convenience.

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3: Re: Re: ns_pam (response to 2)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
Mat, why isn't the module here?

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/aolserver/

I agree that 3 hours is not long time to wait for response to email, but it is slightly short of eternity if you are looking for free software that is typically distributed through the web.

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4: Re: ns_pam (response to 3)
Posted by Mat Kovach on
I have no idea why it is not there. I don't maintain that CVS server so I can't answer the question.

Somebody paid me to create the module. I stuck it up on a website for a while. One the website went down a sent a few emails out to see if anybody wanted to include the software in their cvs repositories. The people that asked me to write the software have basically left the OpenACS/AOLserver community.

Nobody apparently wanted to, the site went down about 13 months ago. Since then two people have requested the software. One person was nice, then this guy.

If somebody wants to include it on a website that is fine, but I have little interest in the software. It was only written because I was paid to do so. At this point I would call it dead software.

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5: Re: Re: ns_pam (response to 4)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
uh... wait a second.

It is in use in heavy production use in Heidelberg right now (to Authenticate against RADIUS) and depending on who the person was that paid for this they likely subcontracted it out to you using funds under my control at the time (I initiated and coordinated the External AuthN work while I was in Heidelberg, which was a collaborative project: Greenpeace/Heidelberg/Mannheim/MIT Sloan/Bergen iirc).

If OpenACS wasn't such a small semi-perfect world I would comment on how small and semi-perfect the OpenACS world is.

:-)

Good work Mat (for writting such good code that no one bothers you about after more than a year of production level use)!!

P.S. Can someone help find a home for this (e.g. someone with a good contact in the AOLServer world). If we can not get it into the AOLServer CVS, we should host it here (in the meantime put it in the file storage here Mat and I can change the reference to your site).

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6: Re: ns_pam (response to 1)
Posted by Al Guyer on
Woa, hey, mucho, mucho apologies...

I was NOT accusing anybody of anything, jumping to conclusions, yes, but... again, many, many apologies if I came across, harsh, or something.

I had tried the site earlier last week, and it was down, and then still down yesterday. I sent the email not actually expecting a response, so I asked the openACS community if someone had a copy of the code.

I am not sure how I was not nice, but, obviously I was, so again, Matt, sir, please accept my humble, (with much groveling) apologies.

Cheers,

-al

p.s. If I may ask just this one question...

...does any one have the code...?

I would really, really like to authenticate openACS using pam.d

Thanks,
-al

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7: Re: ns_pam (response to 1)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
Did you get the code for this Al? Someone just asked me about it.

Can someone upload it here please:

https://openacs.org/storage/ (e.g. under AOLServer)

until we find a better home for it at least it is available online somewhere this way.

Carl