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Re: NIS and /etc/passwd

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 06:48:23PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 09, 2013 at 10:08:06PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>  > is anyone still using the "compat" nsswitch.conf method for passwd?
> Yes.
>  > If yes, what would be needed to move the functionality completely into a
>  > separate file, so that +/-/@ (anything else?) can be dropped from the
>  > normal passwd routines?
> I don't think that's a good idea. What about it is annoying you?

It creates a huge amount of complexity in getpwent.h and the database
maintainance routines that shouldn't exist.


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