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

On 2014-06-17 14:51, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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 ‘:’, in particular when the
>>>> gecos field itself contains ‘:’.
>>> 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.
Not that.

Denis Excoffier.

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