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

Ken Brown
Thu Apr 10 17:21:00 GMT 2014

On 4/10/2014 10:53 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi folks,
> The latest snapshot, 2014-04-10, is a snapshot from CVS HEAD again.
> It contains the latest crazy ideas in terms of the user and group
> account creation without requiring the /etc/passwd and /etc/group
> files.
> Not a lot has changed since we made a break to test for 1.7.29,
> but there's one important change I'd like to point out:
> * cygserver now provides system-wide passwd/group entry caching.
>    All processes started *after* cygserver will try to fetch passwd
>    and group entries from cygserver.  While this is probably a bit
>    slow at the start, the longer cygserver runs, the more information
>    is present and later started processes will get the information
>    with all due speed.

Do we need to install cygserver.exe from the snapshot in order to get 
this functionality, or is cygwin1.dll enough?


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