Re: new great debian feature (was: modular design for adduser)
you are talking about two different thingies. one thing is
account management a là adduser another one is accounting, policies and
the like, already well done by pam. so lets just stick to user
creation/modification/deletion with some added goodies like DB, LDAP
> ah... we have to maximize the powers of groups and do not forget
> e3fs (if i'm not wrong, something about users and priviledges changes).
> we have to think at synchronization with nfs uids/gids, look right at
> what about smartcards? uh.. what about other authentication methods?
> modules, modules, modules? c, c++, perl, python?
> interact with databases is another must.
> do you want to add a new cvs user? ok, download a plug-in and play
> with it.
> don't you like *that* user, tell your user manager to audit him.
> so a plug-in for user accounting is needed.
> lots lots of these ideas can be requested, if we have a good framework
> we or others can add them succesfully in a second phase.
> what about *that*?
Federico Di Gregorio
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