Subject: Re: Hesiod passwd entries and login classes -- don't seem to mix?
To: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/2000 11:19:19
On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 10:14:20AM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > This sounds like a perfect use for the new login.conf mechanism,
> > using user classes.  Great!  But, from looking in
> > lib/libc/gen/getpwent.c (and from trying it), there seems to be no
> > way for libc to fetch the three new-style passwd fields via Hesiod.
> > getpwent assumes Hesiod entries are in the old passwd format.
> Yeah, you're not the first one to want the new-style passwd fields in
> Hesiod (although you might be the second).  If the passwd map were in
> an extensible format, it would be more feasible.

Put me down as the third, then.

Though we have trouble here with people forging DNS responses.  If I
start using Hesiod I will also probably have to start using secure
DNS, to avoid nastiness like people's shells being 'overridden'.