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Re: GDBM/DB password file support



On Thu, 10 Oct 1996, Derrick J. Brashear wrote:

> Aren't you getting into the realm of what nsswitch does? Wouldn't it be better
> to just let nsswitch do it? Or do I misunderstand libpwdb?

Nope, because with the libpwdb the application can request specific 
information from a specific database. With nsswitch if you do:
	user: nis files
you won't be able to tell to the application where the entry comed from. 
With PAM, we needed to be very sure on the datasources, so we started 
libpwdb.

> Any time estimates on .53 release?

Maybe next week. Maybe.

Best regards,
		Cristian Gafton
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