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RE: Is it possible to use centralized passwords with cygwin inetd?
- From: Vince Hoffman <Vince dot Hoffman at uk dot circle dot com>
- To: "'Bruce P. Osler'" <brosler at cisco dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 10:41:16 -0000
- Subject: RE: Is it possible to use centralized passwords with cygwin inetd?
Cygwin fully supports domain users. just run `mkpasswd -d <domain name> >>
/etc/passwd` on each box.
(setup may run this automaticly these days i'm not sure so check if you
already have a list of domain users in your passwd file.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce P. Osler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 05 December 2002 22:04
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Bruce Osler
> Subject: Is it possible to use centralized passwords with
> cygwin inetd?
> For starters - I'd like to contribute to the Cygwin love-fest going
> on. I think Cygwin is an awesome environment with huge benefits
> for folks working under windows.
> Today I'm interested in finding out wether I can use networked
> password services with the cygwin inetd. At work I would like to
> setup a series of computers with Cygwin tools all of which are
> running the Cygwin inetd. As there are a couple of hundred engineers
> in this environment the option of maintaining multiple /etc/passwd
> files is a bit onerous (if not unreasonable). All of these computers
> are already hooked into an environment where the user passwords are
> provided and managed centrally to an NT domain. Is there any way
> I can have Cygwin/inetd use the central domain password service
> for authentication?
> - Bruce
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