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Re: NIS/yp ported?
On 04/29/2010 09:46 PM, Jeremy Bopp wrote:
Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Now that's an idea! You got me thinking. I'm really just using this
function as a quick look up of info so that I can quickly say "Well this
user id, d23834 is really John Smith" or "Well Smith's user id is
d23834". mkpasswd might do that for me! (I know also that I could script
up calls to net user but it's not as straight forward).
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
Ugh. Well mkpasswd might suffice... Thanks.
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.
Andrew DeFaria <http://defaria.com>
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