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OPENPAM_TTYCONV(3) NetBSD Library Functions Manual OPENPAM_TTYCONV(3)
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openpam_ttyconv -- simple tty-based conversation function
openpam_ttyconv(int n, const struct pam_message **msg,
struct pam_response **resp, void *data);
The openpam_ttyconv() function is a standard conversation function suit-
able for use on TTY devices. It should be adequate for the needs of most
text-based interactive programs.
The openpam_ttyconv() function allows the application to specify a time-
out for user input by setting the global integer variable
openpam_ttyconv_timeout to the length of the timeout in seconds.
The openpam_ttyconv() function returns one of the following values:
[PAM_BUF_ERR] Memory buffer error.
[PAM_CONV_ERR] Conversation failure.
[PAM_SYSTEM_ERR] System error.
getpass(3), openpam_nullconv(3), pam(3), pam_prompt(3), pam_strerror(3),
The openpam_ttyconv() function is an OpenPAM extension.
The openpam_ttyconv() function and this manual page were developed for
the FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and Network Associates Laboratories,
the Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under
DARPA/SPAWAR contract N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA
CHATS research program.
The OpenPAM library is maintained by Dag-Erling Smørgrav <email@example.com>.
NetBSD 9.2 April 30, 2017 NetBSD 9.2