More proposed passdb changes: users without local unix uids.

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Jan 9 09:15:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 09:52:13AM +0000, David Lee wrote:
> Regarding Jeremy's proposed 'uid >= 6000 && !getpwnam(name)' adjustment: 
> Another factor to consider for other large sites: users are added and
> deleted daily, even hourly.  The 'getpwnam(name)' may give one answer now,
> and a different one in a hour's time.  This may (or may not) be relevant. 

Err - no - I didn't suggest that, that was Andrew's original proposal.
I don't think we can do this, as (IMHO) we *must* have enties in a
UNIX account db (whether /etc/passwd or another nsswitch mechanism)
to map the incoming users into.


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