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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for February 1, 2002

Previously Steve Kowalik wrote:
> > >   130735 [     S ] base-passwd: moves position of +::0:0:::
> Sid (or security.)

Not sid. It has some security issues for non-standard setups (local
passwd overriding NIS entries). I'm looking at fixing this. The
trivial fix is simple but will make update-passwd a fair amount slower
for large passwd files (switch to a O(N^2) from O(N) algorithm).

I'm thinking of rewriting the whole thing in C++, but then again
adding a new implementation in a frozen base might not be the
best solution.


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