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Re: Suggestion for setup
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 06:31:04PM +0100, Bernard Dautrevaux wrote:
>>Oh, I didn't think at that ;-( Obviously a way to avoid running "mkpasswd
>>-d" in such a case would be useful.
> This is just an issue for first time installations, right? AFAICT,
> /etc/passwd should not be produced if there is already a /etc/passwd.
> Ditto /etc/group.
Not necessary! In fact in most shops that run Windows domains users are
being added and deleted all the time! If you think about allowing the
ability of an arbitrarily new user to be able to telnet into your box
for whatever reason then they will not be able to if /etc/passwd's
I think the ultimate solution would be for somebody to write a NIS
equivlant for Windows domains!
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