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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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