[Dovecot] resilience suggestion

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 14 16:53:26 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 17:05 +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> The other important concern for a portable software as dovecot is
> portability. On some systems, temporary failure of getpwnam() is
> indistinguishable from permanent failure, thus the only solution to this
> approach is Postfix's: implement a NIS lookup client to access the
> password database to circumvent the many libc bugs lurking there.

This is interesting. I hadn't thought about this before. Is it really
possible to write that portably? Guess I'll have to look at Postfix's
implementation some day.

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