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Re: NIS and /etc/passwd
On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 08:22:29PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > > 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.
Unless you want to remove the features (e.g. being able to select some
but not all accounts from an external source) the complexity is a
If the code is a mess, maybe that can be improved.
David A. Holland
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