password API needed

Jean-Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Thu May 21 14:51:39 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()
> sufficient?

That's the job of the libc. Vary with your setup, it usually check
/etc/passwd and ask the NIS(+) server.

Good start for a new hot thread ...


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