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Re: user/group mapping for NFS

On Jan 10 20:28, Charles Hedrick wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2019, at 12:57 PM, Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:corinna-cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> Well, it should.  What happens is this:  After asking the non-AD LDAP
> server for the account name, it asks the account fetching algorithm for
> that name from scratch.  This depends on the /etc/nsswitch.conf
> settings, of course (*).  Assuming "passwd: files db", it first checks
> the local /etc/passwd file for a matching entry for that account name,
> then the OS, preferring AD on an AD member machine, then local SAM.
> In my scenario there’s nothing in /etc/passwd, AD, or SAM for most users, but they are all available from LDAP.

Sure there's nothing in /etc/passwd.  The file is created by *you* on
demand, not automatically by Cygwin (except on older releases).


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer

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