Enumerating Unix users and groups from Windows

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Jul 27 15:14:00 GMT 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 12:40:32PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Ok, I'll put that on my TODO list, but it might take some time.
> Accessing the user lists is something only very seldom used, when the
> user generates a new /etc/passwd of /etc/group file, so it's not *that*
> high on my priority list.


> What do you have in mind posix-wise?  In terms of accessing symlinks and

One thing that might be transferred this way is the login
shell and home directory information.

> file information, I'd rather see something along the lines of the
> Extended Attributes NFS access I described in my mail from 2008-06-23
> because that would allow to get the same results on Samba and NFS shares
> with only one piece of code.

Yes, maybe that's the better way for file system access.

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