finalize Athena Login library

Submitted by: Bruce Lewis <>


Using the Athena login library in login, xlogin, ftpd, rlogind and telnetd would greatly reduce duplicated code in those programs, and would facilitate work on new platforms (ala SGI), as well as provide a single place to extend Athena login functionality.

Delivery/Integration cost = 4

It would mean examining/modifying the API, then extending functionality to include ref. counts, then modifying xlogin, etc. to use the library, then testing.

Service cost = 1

People wouldn't be able to remove themselves from the passwd file while still logged in on dialup.

Support cost = 1

Fewer people bitten by the passwd file bug.
Last modified: Mon Mar 18 18:09:29 EST 1996