[PATCH] nsswitch extensions + caching

Brooks Davis brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Tue Dec 6 11:33:20 PST 2005

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:46:26AM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Michael Bushkov wrote:
> [...]
> so, I've been wonderring.. what's all the fuss about nsswitch?
> what does it get us?

It gives us the ability use modules to provide arbitrary backends for a
variety of interfaces to system databases.  For instance getpw*(),
gethost*(), etc.

-- Brooks

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