nsswitch.conf user information tool

Bug #16570 reported by Shahms King
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
base-files (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

From the NetworkAuthentication BOF, there needs to be a tool in base-files
(probably) for modifying nsswitch.conf in order to add different sources for
passwd, group and shadow information. This is needed so that a higher-level
tool can easily add and remove a network user information source (winbind, LDAP,

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Shahms King (shahms) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=2189)
nsconf utility for modifying relevant portions of nsswitch.conf

An implemntation of the requested tool.

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Matt Oquist (moquist) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=2190)
man-page for this nsconf utility

This utility should probably go into Debian.

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Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :
Matthias Klose (doko)
Changed in base-files:
assignee: doko → nobody
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Steven Harms (sharms) wrote :

Already a blueprint, this can be confirmed.

Changed in base-files:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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