Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:18:43 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] support alternate backends for the passwd and group dbs On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 01:08:40AM -0500, Rich Felker wrote: > On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 08:58:10PM -0600, Josiah Worcester wrote: > > when we fail to find the entry in the commonly accepted files, we > > query a server over a Unix domain socket on /var/run/nscd/socket. > > the protocol used here is compatible with glibc's nscd protocol on > > most systems (all that use 32-bit numbers for all the protocol fields, > > which appears to be everything but Alpha). > > I'm committing with the attached additional changes [...] Hmm. I guess this was discussed before, but I am surprised. Wasn't nscd intended for caching rather than to provide a fallback? If so, does musl intentionally re-purpose it? Alexander
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