Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:01:11 -0500 From: M Farkas-Dyck <strake888@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [PATCH] support alternate backends for the passwd and group dbs On 23/02/2015, Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> wrote: > There were multiple discussions of how to support alternate backends > in the past, and the main two candidates were a new text-based > protocol over a unix socket that returns the result in passwd/group > file form, and repurposing nscd protocol. While I originally preferred > the former, using nscd has the advantage that, on existing glibc > systems with non-default (possibly even custom nss modules) backends, > everything works out of the box. Using a new protocol/new daemon would > require installing that daemon before any musl-linked binaries could > lookup users/groups, and would require significant custom glue to > integrate with custom site-local backends. For nonstatic non-nsc backends, one could alternately have files in question on synthetic filesystem, e.g. 9p, so backend program would simply be synthetic filesystem server and musl wouldn't need to care.
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