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Re: radiusd-freeradius history and future

Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 11:50:05AM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 11:15, Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> 
>> wrote:
>>>> Or do you have to be root for getpwnam() to work on NIS accounts?

>>> In certain NIS configurations you can only access the hashed password
>>> if your query to the NIS server comes from a privileged port <=1024,
>>> i.e. afaict yes.

>> This is so ugly.

> Last I looked, there wasn't much in NIS that wasn't.  I think the amount
> of pain we should put other users through on account of NIS is very
> small (e.g., no longer asking about non-md5 passwords on install).

Just for reference: NIS basically works fine with MD5-passwords as
long as all involved parties (server/clients) could handle them in
their local /etc/shadow or /etc/passwd.
               cu andreas

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