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Re: NIS/yp ported?
- From: Jeremy Bopp <jeremy at bopp dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:46:11 -0500
- Subject: Re: NIS/yp ported?
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Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> I'm just curious - I have a function that I use on Unix to do basically
> a ypcat passwd | grep -i $@. It's very useful in looking up users
> especially since ore and more corporations use anonymous numbers or IDs
> to represent people. But I have to log into the Unix system to do it.
Are similar/identical IDs created for those users in the Windows domain?
If so, you can use mkpasswd in place of ypcat passwd to get something
> I was wondering if there was a cygwin port of NIS or YP so that I could
> do this ypcat from within Cygwin.
I haven't heard of this being available, and a search doesn't turn up
ypcat in any Cygwin package. However, someone apparently ported the
Linux tools to Cygwin at one time:
Too bad the message didn't include any instructions and only refers to a
website which appears to be dead now.
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