[PATCH]: auth.c (pwcopy): Copy pw_gecos field when build for Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at redhat.com
Thu Mar 1 02:54:43 EST 2001


the attached patch is very important for Cygwin. I don't know
how I could have missed that for months now :-( I hope this
can be included in 2.5.1p2.

The pw_gecos field in Cygwin's /etc/passwd contains Windows
specific authentication informations which let NT domain
users logon to a machine without the need to inform the
logon server (sshd in our case) about the name of the NT domain.
As a side effect you can have a different name under Cygwin than
your NT account name.

Unfortunately, without copying pw_gecos this functionality is
completely broken in sshd.

The patch:

Index: auth.c
RCS file: /cvs/openssh_cvs/auth.c,v
retrieving revision 1.23
diff -u -p -r1.23 auth.c
--- auth.c	2001/02/15 03:08:27	1.23
+++ auth.c	2001/02/28 15:47:23
@@ -182,6 +182,9 @@ pwcopy(struct passwd *pw)
 	copy->pw_class = xstrdup(pw->pw_class);
+	copy->pw_gecos = xstrdup(pw->pw_gecos);
 	copy->pw_dir = xstrdup(pw->pw_dir);
 	copy->pw_shell = xstrdup(pw->pw_shell);
 	return copy;

Thanks in advance,

Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Red Hat, Inc.
mailto:vinschen at redhat.com

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