Possible account information APIs? (lookupd etc)

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Fri Sep 14 00:12:32 UTC 2007

> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 05:29:58PM -0400, William Jon McCann wrote:
>> > > 3. Query the user's real world name etc (ie. not just gecos)
>> > By this, you mean more than just the name in gecos?
>> Ideally, yes.
> Why not just get the gecos name field right? There's reinventing the
> wheel,
> and then there's lifting the car up and putting it on a sled and pulling
> it
> with a team of carefully trained dancing ferrets.

Been done.  You've re-invented the dancing ferret sledomobile.

Besides, what is backend-independent?  Whatever was chosen would have to
work with ldap, nis, winbind, etc.  Although I suppose just targeting pam
might work, but IANAexperienced system programmer.

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