Subject: hesiod uid lookups.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 02/11/1999 17:40:35
A couple of weeks ago, the hesiod code was changed to look up user ids
from <uid>.uid.<hes-domain> rather than <uid>.passwd.<hes-domain>. This
broke interoperability with Ultrix systems. Two questions:
1) How does Athena/MIT do this? Or anyone else for that matter?
2) If Athena/MIT (or anyone else) do it differently, where can we
specify which map to look up user id's in? /etc/hesiod.conf would
seem to be the obvious place, but it's gen/getpwent.c that needs
to know the map and not the general hesiod routines. Having
gen/getpwent.c also parsing /etc/hesiod.conf seems ... tacky.
Ideas anyone? I don't want to go down the private patch route...