Subject: Re: passwd in /etc/group
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Brian Ginsbach <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/12/2006 14:51:05
On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 10:28:23AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> 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).

Agreed but mine is almost complete and it uses the login/su/ftp/ssh
authentication code which FreeBSD's doesn't.  The only compelling
reason is that we agree that the supplemental list song and dance
the FreeBSD version currently uses is correct and we don't want
to extend setusercontext(3).