utmp update for bsd systems (try 2)

Michael Shalayeff mickey at lucifier.net
Sat Apr 16 11:15:05 GMT 2005

Making, drinking tea and reading an opus magnum from Landon Fuller:
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> On Apr 15, 2005, at 2:52 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 10:10 -0400, Michael Shalayeff wrote:
> >
> >> this function is still empty in 3.0.* and api seems to be the same.
> >> since actual code does not use any samba's own functions i do not see
> >> any reasons it will not work. unfortunately i run samba in production
> >> and cannot just replace it w/ other versions that are not too stable
> >> at the moment.
> >
> > I'm sorry, but I would be very hesitant to apply a patch that 'should
> > work' on the current code, without actual validation.
> >
> > I would also like the view of a FreeBSD hacker on the subject, as it
> > just seems like the wrong way to build the utmp file - but this is the
> > most system-dependent area of Samba, and there are some pretty strange
> > things in there...
> The use of login(3) and logout(3) from libutil would be more correct.

it would not work because we do not have a tty.


    paranoic mickey       (my employers have changed but, the name has remained)

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