Subject: Re: Integrating netgroups into password file?
To: None <scottr@Plexus.COM>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/11/1995 15:04:20
It would be a tremendous asset for me if I could use NIS + netgroups to
implement login restrictions on my machine. The way I'm most familiar
with is to place "+@name" and "-@name" into the password file, which then
includes users in the named netgroup from the NIS passwd map.
Has anybody else done any work on this? If not, is it be reasonable
to modify getpwent(3) to do the appropriate thing?
I think this is `reasonable' if we really want to `support' NIS. I'd
like pwd_mkdb() to collect the + lines in such a way that we don't
have to resort to a linear scan of the pw file, though!