[Mageia-dev] absurd comment in default sshd configuration file

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Tue May 15 16:02:29 CEST 2012

# WARNING: 'UsePAM no' is not supported in Mageia and may cause several
# problems.
I wonder about the usefulness of such comment...

What does means 'not supported' ? The software has been patched, and its 
behaviour changed in such a way that it will not work as documented ? Or 
any bug report on bugzilla will automatically result in a question 'did 
you change UsePAM directive in sshd' before even attempting to identify 
end user problem ?

And as changing ANY configuration directive in ANY software may result 
in problems, what's the point of a specific warning here ?

So, what's the added value of this comment over default configuration ?
BOFH excuse #371:

Incorrectly configured static routes on the corerouters.

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