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Re: um-ppp installation

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: um-ppp installation
Date: 23 Nov 2001 10:46:15 -0800
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Neal H Walfield <neal@cs.uml.edu> writes:

> > No, but perhaps there should be.
> In fact, it is on the TODO list:
>         * Currently libshouldbeinlibc (idvec, etc) and password.defs
>           and login all think there is one user per-uid, and that
>           ain't necessarily so.  Needs fixed.  !

No, that's a different item.  This item is really just to note that
you can have more than one user who all share the same UID.  

The assumption of the existing code is that there is a bijection
between user names and UIDs.  The TODO item is intended to point out
that the mapping should not be presumed to be injective.

The present discussion is different; the present discussion is about
making the mapping be from user names to sets of UIDs instead of
single UIDs.


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