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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 <>
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, wrote:
  > Synopsis: getnetgrent(3) doesn't work with 3rd party NSS modules
  > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
  > State-Changed-By:
  > State-Changed-When: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:01:32 +0000
  > State-Changed-Why:
  > 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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