winbindd still blocks in 3.0.4?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Fri May 14 20:46:30 GMT 2004

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> | I mean, if you want to use winbindd "for real" (as in: in
> | a similar role  to NIS), then such features need to be enabled.
> only badly written application need to enumerate users via
> setpwent().  Real programmers use getpwnam() :-)

Oh - are you saying that most apps don't need enumerate enabled to 
operate fully? (e.g. finger, bash's username completion, ps)

I've always assumed that was what enumerate was for. Great - I'll turn 
it off then :-)


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