FreeBSD nss, getgroupmembership(3)

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Mon Jan 7 08:56:30 PST 2008

In the last episode (Jan 07), Frode Nordahl said:
> On 7. jan.. 2008, at 11.10, Matthijs Kooijman wrote:
>> a while back (or actually, more than a year back...) there was some
>> discussion in this thread about implementing getgroupmembership
>> support in FreeBSD NSS.
>> FYI, Michael Bushkov has commited support for this a few weeks back
>> based on work by me and largely by Michael Hanselmann. For now,
>> there is no support yet in the nss_ldap and nss_winbind modules, but
>> patches are already available.
>> Support will not be merged to 7.0, but hopefully it will be in 7.1.
>> See pr 115196 [1] for more details about it, and links to the
>> winbind/ldap patches.
>> Gr.
>> Matthijs
>> [1]:
> Thank you for letting me know, this is fantastic!! :-) A big thank
> you to everyone involved in making this happen.
> I will attempt to put this to test in a production system in good
> time before 7.1 so any issues can be resolved before release.
> Any chance the patch will apply on 6.x?

The mailinglist post mentioned in PR 115196 includes a patch for 6.x,
which also works just fine (with some conflict cleanup) on 5.x :)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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