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Re: Still testing needed: New passwd/group AD/SAM integration

On Apr 14 13:08, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> > We don't have the glibc/NIS problem, of course.  I'm not going to
> > comment on this, I'd really like to see what you guys think.  Obvious
> > choices are:
> > - Keep "db_separator", + as default
> > - Keep "db_separator", \ as default
> > - Remove "db_separator", fixed character +
> > - Remove "db_separator", fixed character \
> > - Something entirely different.
> mmm... For something entirely different...
> Fixed db_separator = \
> Default domain setting somewhere to tell Cygwin to look for users there first.

For clarity: There is no "looking for users first at"...  capability at
all.  The user is searched via the functions LookupAccountSid and
LookupAccountName and they decide by themselves in what order to look.

> Environment variable to specify/override default domain on the fly.

You mean, for deciding which domain goes unprepended?  That would be in
the nsswitch.conf file, but it would be possible to implement that.
But does it make sense?  Yet another configuration variable?

> Or even simpler, just an environment variable establishing the list of
> domains to lookup. And the order of lookup.

Not possible.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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