There are projects which provide daemons needing to be able to create, modify
and delete Unix users. Or just switch user ids to interact with the system e.g.
a user space file server. To be able to test that you need the privilege to
modify the passwd and groups file. With nss_wrapper it is possible to define
your own passwd and groups file which will be used by software to act correctly
while under test.
If you have a client and server under test they normally use functions to
resolve network names to addresses (dns) or vice versa. The nss_wrappers allow
you to create a hosts file to setup name resolution for the addresses you use
To use it set the following environment variables:
This package doesn't have a devel package cause this project is for
See also: nss, nss-devel, nss-pam-ldapd, nss-sysinit, nss-tools, nss_updatedb.
|A wrapper for the user, group and hosts NSS API