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Re: gecos from AD? (was Re: timeout in LDAP access)

On Jun 17 12:30, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 17 12:00, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jun 16 22:39, Denis Excoffier wrote:
> > > Another (unrelated and less important) problem is that 'getent'
> > > happily produces lines with some extra â:â, in particular when the
> > > gecos field itself contains â:â.
> > 
> > Wow, that *is* important.  All fields returned from the server have to
> > get their colons converted to commas.  I'll fix that.

On second thought, removing colons should only occur for gecos.  The
other fields shouldn't contain colons anyway since their content has to
be POSIX-compatible anyway.

So, either I add code to remove the colons from the gecos field ...

> While we're at it... do we really need the gecos info?  Cygwin fills
> out this field with the Windows username and SID info for internal
> purposes, and then adds the gecos info from AD.  However, it's just
> informational and usually only used by the finger(1) tool.
> Shall I just remove fetching the gecos fields from AD entirely?

... or that.


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

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