Re: (cooking) - dropbear-pam 0.52, vs dropbear-pam 0.52?

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"bumping up" a question - which never got answered. Essentially: what
is the difference between dropbear, and dropbear-pam?


On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Jeffrey 'jf' Lim <> wrote:
> anybody? (see below)
> -jf
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Jeffrey 'jf' Lim <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Jeffrey 'jf' Lim <> wrote:
>>> hey guys, I'm just wondering (i'm new to slitaz, btw. Just checking it
>>> out) what the difference is between the 2 "dropbear-pam"s that I see
>>> in the package manager when I do a search (for 'dropbear'). Is one for
>>> stable, and one for cooking? Then what happens if i install the one
>>> for stable while i'm running cooking? Whatever the case (even if it
>>> makes no difference for now), it would really be good to be able to
>>> highlight this difference in "version" by having a separate column in
>>> the gui to show this?
>>> Another related question - what is the difference between 'dropbear',
>>> and 'dropbear-pam'? From the names, it seems like 'dropbear' is not
>>> using the standard username/password database ("pam") to handle login.
>>> But if that's the case, how do i get to this database, and manage it?
>>> At the very least (even if i dont know, or have no way of managing
>>> this database right now), logging in with tux/root should work. But it
>>> doesnt right now. I've looked at the official dropbear (whatever there
>>> is inside the tarball) documentation as well - no mention of this
>>> "no-pam" mode.
>> ok, nvm about this last bit. Turns out tux's password was not
>> enabled... I can still login with the standard 'dropbear' (instead of
>> 'dropbear-pam'). And of course, root login is not allowed based on how
>> dropbear is called. The rest of the questions still stand, though.
>> -jf

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