POSIX and uid_t resp. gid_t

Corinna Vinschen corinna@vinschen.de
Sun Oct 3 08:43:00 GMT 1999

Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
> >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 01:49:33 +0200
> >>> Corinna Vinschen <corinna@vinschen.de> said:
> > The real problem is the existence of the NT SID, which isn't
> > transparently reducable to an UX UID or GID. If we find a method,
> > the problem would be solved.
> Would you like to use the GCOS field in the passwd file ?
> This field can have any comma separated subfields after the
> user's full name. So it can have all components included in SID
> as shown below:
> fujieda::1002:513:Kazuhiro Fujieda,5,15,6D20806B,69505750,7B205C01,3EA:/Home/fujieda:/bin/bash

Thanks for the feedback, Kazuhiro.

This is an interesting idea. Yesterday I thought about a shadow file.
If we can't do without those /etc files, an additional shadow file
shouldn't be a problem.

But if I could completely do without them, I would be glad.


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