gss_pname_to_uid: is that the right interface

Luke Howard lukeh at
Tue Sep 20 22:43:37 EDT 2011

> What's bad about gss_pname_to_uid() is that it deals in UIDs, thus is
> inherently not portable.  A gss_aname_to_lname() would be more
> portable, but could still conceivably suffer from timing issues.

FWIW, the only reason I resurrected gss_pname_to_uid() was out of a desire to, where possible, not diverge from the Solaris mechanism glue. But I realise in retrospect this was probably somewhat misguided.

-- Luke

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