need understanding of getpwnam_alloc
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Fri Nov 9 03:14:55 GMT 2007
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Dan Wong wrote:
> Can someone explain how getpwnam_alloc works?
Itr's just a getpwnam() call that allocated a struct passwd
rather than using static memory.
> My assumption is with winbind authentication, winbind
> retrieves a user account security data structure(mem_ctx)
> from the domain controller. This structure is all the
> info related to the user (windows ACEs,etc).
> The getpwnam_alloc just checks if this security data
> structure belongs to user that is being authenticated.
The getpwnam() call is to obtain the uid, primary gid and
other UNIX attributes for the user.
> Please advise if I'm off track.
getpwnam() goes through NSS. Mayke sure that nss_winbind
is installed and working properly.
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