Terrible performance and Upgrade

Tero Matinlassi tero.matinlassi at edu.vantaa.fi
Mon Feb 9 13:33:25 EST 2004

Lainaus Matthew baker <m at wheres.co.uk>:

> pam_mysql 0.4.7 which has been patched to allow for crypt passwords
> and 
> md5 hashes.
> My previous server had both types stored. I suppose one 
> would be to move to a more stable (newer) version of pam_mysql.
> However, 
> my patch only seems to work with this version. I do remember trying 
> version 0.5 with not much luck. I have a spare box I'm going to retry
> with.
> If I could convert the md5 hashed passwords to crypt ones I may be
> able 
> to get around it. This is another reason I hesitant to move to
> auxprop. 
> Needs a little more research. Any tips on how to tell if there are 
> memory leaks in pam_mysql?

The version you are using has a known memory leak (and IIRC some other
problems, security related, unless you've patched them).

I have pam_mysql 0.5.0 on one system and it's working quite nicely.
Passwords are md5 hashes in my case.


Tero Matinlassi

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