[Fedora-packaging] Possible UsersAndGroupsDraft
Tom "spot" Callaway
tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Jun 14 14:59:37 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 10:44 -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 10:14 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 08:44 -0500, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> >>> A possible improvement I could see would be to change the tool to ask
> >>> pam if the user exists, as opposed to simply looking
> >> I guess you mean NSS
> >>> in /etc/passwd, /etc/group, as that would better cover network user
> >>> conflicts.
> >> If you don't already do it, you should _really_ do it and quickly.
> >> Checking /etc/passwd directly today is not acceptable IMO, NSS has been
> >> introduced exactly to decouple user querying from knowledge of the
> >> underlying db and mechanisms used.
> > So... since I know pam but not NSS, is there a way to ask that question
> > (does a user/group exist) on the commandline with existing NSS tools?
> Do these achieve the desired results?
> # getent passwd | cut -d: -f1 | grep -c <user>
> # getent group | cut -d: -f1 | grep -c <group>
> Fully nss-aware, pulls user and group stuff from nis, ldap, etc., as
> well as local files.
Awesome. fedora-uidgid-tools 0.2 uses getent now, so that issue is
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