Subject: Re: passwd in /etc/group
To: Brian Ginsbach <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/12/2006 10:28:23
On Apr 12,  2:24pm, (Brian Ginsbach) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: passwd in /etc/group

| I do.  I don't think it does the right thing for newgrp -l.
| Nor I am I convinced that it needs to be as complicated as it
| is currently.
| On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:59:31AM +0100, Liam J. Foy wrote:
| > 
| > What was wrong with FreeBSDs version of newgrp?
| I started a my version before I knew FreeBSD had one.  After I took
| at look at FreeBSDs I'm not convinced that it always does the right
| thing.

It is probably easier to test and possibly fix, than to re-write from
scratch. Our current authentication code for login/su/ftp/ssh/ is
very similar to FreeBSD's and it would be helpful to keep things that
way for newgrp (unless of course there is a compelling reason not to).