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Re: lib/48859 (getnetgrent(3) doesn't work with 3rd party NSS modules)
The following reply was made to PR lib/48859; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: lib/48859 (getnetgrent(3) doesn't work with 3rd party NSS
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:46:22 +0000
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 06:01:32PM +0000, tron%NetBSD.org@localhost wrote:
> Synopsis: getnetgrent(3) doesn't work with 3rd party NSS modules
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By: tron%NetBSD.org@localhost
> State-Changed-When: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:01:32 +0000
> I had another look at the "nss_ldap" package:
> 1.) Its netgroup implementation is weird. It uses an internally declared
> structure as part of the API. I cannot figure out how this is
> supposed to work at all.
> 2.) The NetBSD (and the FreeBSD) shim layer for this NSS module (the sources
> of which are in "pkgsrc") simply doesn't support netgroups. And because
> of the weird API (see above) I'm not sure how to implement one.
> So at the moment there is no third party NSS module with working netgroup
> support that we could write our code against. I'm therefore closing this PR
> until we find a suitable NSS module.
Wouldn't it be better to set it to "suspended"?
David A. Holland
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