[CentOS] username list?

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Fri Jul 13 03:14:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 11:13:08PM -0400, Stephen Harris enlightened us:
> > 'getent passwd' should be portable across any account storage accessible
> > through pam. 
> You said the magic word that makes things infinitely more complicated
> ("PAM") and that renders your answer incorrect.  "getent" uses naming
> services (nsswitch.conf).  PAM doesn't.  An account visible via getent
> may not be valid on a box.

Yes, I should have said nss, not pam. Thanks for correcting that. That ought
to teach me to answer questions late at night :-)


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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