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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2004.04.28 8:58 (#30410) Journal
    Don't forget about NIS/NIS+. ;)
    • My searching skills are either woefully pathetic, or there just isn't a nice generic module for dealing with user administration.

      As a related followup to my own message....

      That's because there isn't a nice, generic API for *nix systems when it comes to adding, configuring and deleting users and groups. It's a PITA.

      Doable, though.

      • I'm not a big fan of NIS[+] so I probably won't ever write that. :) But I've gotten so far as to hack Unix::PasswdFile into Unix::ShadowFile. Unix::MasterPasswdFile (BSD) should be finished by tomorrow, and I can start working on the User::Account or Admin::User modules. Namespace issues need to be resolved, definitely. :) Pretty simple stuff, but neat. Eventually the goal is to use something like Stem for inter-system messaging to pass out the files, etc.
        • That's cool - I noticed the lack of shadow file handling in Unix::PasswdFile, so I was a little scared off and tempted to just use the Solaris specific one.