Subject: Re: yppasswd fix (please review)
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/10/1999 20:19:44
On Fri, 10 Dec 1999, David Brownlee wrote:
> Just a thought - does this still work if you run an insecure yp
> (because of non NetBSD machines), and particularly against a non
> NetBSD yp server...
Good point, I didn't hink of that. I can test with a Solaris server which
uses the plain old passwd.byname w/ encrypted passwords. Is this the same
that NetBSD does in "insecure" yp? I have no idea how to set up a
"insecure" NIS server, what would I have to do to get that, assuming I
have a "normal" NIS setup?
It we want to do this without a command line switch, it seems we need some
fallback. I wonder if we should
a) see if the master.passwd-lookup succeeds, and fallback to the
passwd-lookup if not available
b) do the passwd-lookup, and switch to master.passwd, if the encrpyted
password is a "*".
I don't know what's better here, any suggestions?
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