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Re: PAM shadow support and NIS+

On Mon, Sep 20, Dmitry Panov wrote:

> Hello.
> I've found out that getspnam() returns 0 when some shadow field is empty,
> while pam_sm_acct_mgmt() compares it to -1:
> if ((curdays > spent->sp_expire) && (spent->sp_expire != -1)              
> 	        && (spent->sp_lstchg != 0)) {                                       
> 		        _log_err(LOG_NOTICE                                             
> 				,"account %s has expired (account expired)"            
> 				,uname);
> So, I get this message for every user that have sp_expire field unset.
> I'm not quite sure, maybe it's a glibc issue? Maybe it should return -1?

It is a glibc bug, it should return -1. But I don't know how you add
this empty field. All Solaris tools I know (nisaddent, (nis)passwd)
will write a -1 in such a field and don't let it empty.


PS: Yes, I will fix this glibc bug.
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