[ANNOUNCEMENT] TEST RELEASE: Cygwin 1.7.33-0.6
Thu Nov 6 18:35:00 GMT 2014
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Nov 6 07:39, Christian Franke wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> Hi Cygwin friends and users,
>>> I just released a 6th TEST version of the next upcoming Cygwin release,
>> Looks good so far.
>> An observation from my first test on a machine which is member of a domain:
>> mkpasswd -l and -L always print the HOST prefix.
>> mkpasswd -d and -D never print the DOMAIN prefix
> Right. That's by design. -D is deprecated. -L of the new mkpasswd/
> mkgroup (which hopefully are not used by users a lot in future) only
> prefix *foreign* machines.
But why does
mkpasswd -l (no host) -- adds a prefix
mkpasswd -l THISHOST -- does not add a prefix
when the machine is in a domain? Not consistent, IMO.
Is it because without a HOST it directly calls cygwin_internal() instead
of Win API and -l/L distinction is not checked then?
> Otherwise the naming rules of the underlying
> Cygwin SAM/AD naming rules are strictly followed so that a defaultt
> passwd or group file will be identical to the output generated by
> the "db" mechanism.
>> This likely would break creation of local 'technical' user accounts in
>> existing *-config scripts (possibly including the csih script):
> The csih scrip needs a thorough kick anyway. I'm working on and off
> on that, but it's not easy due to a couple of very ingrained assumptions
> not valid anymore. I hope to get a new csih working next week.
But PLEASE keep the ability to create local users/groups without a
prefix. Otherwise useful configuration defaults (mail_owner=postfix,
...) would be no longer useful because config files must be tweaked for
each host (mail_owner=HOST+postfix, ...) for the sole purpose of.
Some of such technical users (sshd?) might also be hard coded or a
config parser might not like the HOST+USER syntax.
>  Reproducability of the passwd/group genearation rules... rulez :)
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