[CLUG-tech] Re: hooking on linux?

Stephan February clug at adeptiva.com
Sun Feb 5 11:56:44 SAST 2006


On Sat, 2006-02-04 at 16:44 +0200, Chavoux Luyt wrote:
> We are writing authentication software for windows, using .dll hooking
> (of the library calls doing authentication)... e.g. to use
> fingerprinting (or other biometrics) instead of (or in addition to)
> the normal login with username and password.

If you want to write authentication software for Linux you'd have to
start with writing a PAM module.
This is actually not that difficult, and there and lots of sample code
and tutorials on how to do this.


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