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Re: /etc/passwd emulation
Kazuhiro Fujieda wrote:
> > Now, I came to realize it is not so bad idea that the uid become
> > always DEFAULT_UID when there is no /etc/passwd. I couldn't,
> > however, understand why the emulation code make the user name
> > `Administrator' when GetUserNameA() fails.
> So, I believe the following patch is meaningful.
> Sat Sep 11 02:21:53 1999 Kazuhiro Fujieda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> * passwd.cc (read_etc_passwd): /etc/passwd emulation use
> the user name `unknown' for an unknown user.
Sorry, but I can't see the sense of this patch.
The call to getlogin() is the same as a call to GetUserName()
but if it fails, it returns 'unknown'. The original source of
read_etc_passwd() sets 'Administrator' as fallback and this is
the only difference. While the username is senseless on 9X
systems, on NT 'Administrator' would be a better fallback than
'unknown'.So, why should it be changed then...