Subject: Re: pw_dup(3)
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/10/2003 05:09:30
On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 04:06:55AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
  | >   | 	i propose to add this into libc.
  | > 
  | > do you intend to use it by other libc (or lib*) functions, or is this
  | > purely an "end user app" thing.  if the latter, is libutil more
  | > appropriate?
  | > 
  | > otherwise, looks useful.
  | 	this was needed for BSD auth, but it is useful by itself so i thought
  | 	of adding this alone first.  it could be in libutil or libc.  either
  | 	is fine for me.
  | 	(btw BSD auth logic will be in libutil, because login_cap is
  | 	already there).

if there's any chance pw_dup(3) will be useful in libc, put it there.

on further consideration, i don't want a repeat of the mistake of putting
fparseln(3) in libutil and then wanting to use it in libc.  so, libc it is.