[Fingerforce-devel] 0.4 release soon?
dsd at gentoo.org
Sun Nov 25 23:10:18 UTC 2007
Miguel Gea Milvaques wrote:
> About fvs, It was developed by Shivang Patel before 2004, and modified
> by Madhav Kulkarni, both out of USA, so there are no problems in
That does not matter. If you export it from the US to another country it
counts as an export, regardless of origin. If you believe that exporting
NBIS is a violation, then exporting FVS or any equivalent *is* a
violation too, please take my word for it.
> PD: About pam_fprint
> In wiki you talk about the limitations of pam_fprint:
> /" Reads enrolled fingerprints from users home directories. /
> * / It will only work when trying to authenticate your own user
> account (as you can read your own home directory), or in the
> system login prompt (which runs as root). /
> * / You cannot authenticate yourself as another user, since you
> don't have access to read that user's home directory."/
> I understand your problem and I've been working on it. My solution is to
> write a daemon that has root perms to read the fingerprint database, and
> authenticate then as different user if necessary; you have not be root
> to authenticate as different user. I have initial work on it, but I
> can't work on it till december or january. :/ If you want to get a sight
> on it, tell me. It's designed as modular thinking that one day I could
> found a good fvs substitute (like libfprint).
I believe the real solution to this is a dbus service which I will be
working on in future. A good interim solution may be to provide a suid
helper like pam_dotfile does.
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