Testers needed: New passwd/group handling in Cygwin
Mon Mar 3 17:06:00 GMT 2014
Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> No, this is not mintty's fault. You have to understand that the
> request for information from the DC is called before the actual
> application had any chance to initialize, This happens before
> the application has, in fact, been called from the Cygwin DLL.
> Therefore, if the three seconds are a burden, there are three choices
> going forward:
> - We reduce the timeout to 1 second in general, which could be a problem
> when utilizing a slow VPN conncetion to the DC,
> - We allow the user to specify a timeout value and set the default to
> 1 second.
> - We stick to the 3 seconds and users should switch to files (/etc/passwd
> /etc/group) when being offline from their DC.
> I'm really not sure what the best way is, I guess we as a community have
> to dice this out somehow.
I'd say it again, "sane defaults are better, than alot of options". 1 second
to CONNECT to domain server is more than enough time under normal
circumstances (for comparison, default DNS _roundtrip_ timeout is 2 seconds,
that for a whole conversation sequence).
Leave the connect timeout short, and if certain users are unable to cope with
slow connections to their domain controllers, they can use less pre-caching,
or switch to local files to speed up uid/gid resolution.
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 03.03.2014, <18:40>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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