[nas] Why is NAS authentication not implemented?

G.raud graud at gmx.com
Tue Jan 23 20:21:06 MST 2018

The nasd(1) manpage mentions auhtentication below the description of the
option -aa.

I looked at the source code of nasd.  It seems there is code in there
that implements an authorization update and check (similar to that of
X11).  However the authorization filename (stored in the variable
"authorization_file") is never initialized and the functions
"AddAuthorization" or "LoadAuthorization" updating the authorization are
never called; this implies that authorization is not availaible in the
current version.

I would like to know if authentication has never been completed or if it
has been disabled at some point.

GĂ©raud Meyer

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