password API needed
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu May 21 14:08:57 GMT 1998
On Fri, 22 May 1998, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> there are checks in password.c and smbpasswd.c to check that there exists
> a unix account for the smb (nt) user with same name / same unix uid.
> is this done through a single function, for consistency? _should_ it?
> should NIS+ be added ("passwd.org_dir") or is the standard getpwnam()
getpwnam() should work.
At our site, we run NIS+ in NIS compatibility mode on Solaris 2.5.1 & 2.6
assume the local passwd file is thus...
The getpwnam () will return the NIS'fied version of /etc/passwd ( the + at
the end does this ) but the shell for every user not specifically in the
local /etc/passwd file will be /bin/False.
I had to deal with this when adding code to check for a valid shell on the
user for domain logins from Win 95. If this is not a problem, then your
are OK, but depending on some sites....well you know the drill. :)
Hope thsi helps,
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
"...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
- Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )
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