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Bug 23726 - libnss_hesiod in glibc-2.2 fails for class HS records
libnss_hesiod in glibc-2.2 fails for class HS records
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-01-10 15:10 EST by deejoe2k
Modified: 2016-11-24 09:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-12 04:36:40 EST
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Description deejoe2k 2001-01-10 15:10:45 EST
username lookups against the Iowa State University hesiod
servers fails.  ISU uses HS class records in its database, rather
than the more common IN records.

libnss_hesiod apparently only successfully resolves for class IN

To reproduce, use a hesiod.conf file containing the following

#and alternately


Do 'hesinfo deejoe password' with stand-alone hesiod (from MIT
for example, or the hesiod-3.0.2 rpm that is available via
rpmfind) the try 'id deejoe' with nsswitch.conf set to query
hesiod (assuming the username deejoe is not resolveable by some
other method specified in nsswitch.conf).  If stand-alone
hesinfo works, but id (using libnss_hesiod.so) doesn't, then
you've reproduced the problem.

This bug is preventing the incorporation of Mandrake 7.2 system
into the unified login scheme available to any of the ~40,000
users at ISU.

For a more detailed discussion, read down into this email from our
user's group archive.  Ignore the "I haven't tried this with
glibc-2.2" at the top of the message.  Later down in the same message,
Langasek indicates the results of trying it with glibc-2.2.


(xref https://qa.mandrakesoft.com/dimension/cgi-bin/show_bug.cgi?id=1923)
Comment 1 deejoe2k 2001-01-10 15:14:13 EST

That command for the first type of lookup should be

hesinfo deejoe passwd

and not

hesinfo deejoe password
Comment 2 deejoe2k 2001-01-10 15:25:23 EST
Duh.  Such are the perils of copy and paste.  Not only is it
preventing the incorporation of Mandrake systems, it is also
preventing the incorporation of RedHat systems.

We use both :-)
Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2001-02-12 04:36:21 EST
This should be fixed in glibc-2.2.1-7, please check rawhide.

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