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Package nss_wrapper

A wrapper for the user, group and hosts NSS API


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
with socket_wrapper.

To use it set the following environment variables:


This package doesn't have a devel package cause this project is for

Version: 1.1.16

See also: nss, nss-devel, nss-pam-ldapd, nss-sysinit, nss-tools, nss_updatedb.

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nss_wrapper A wrapper for the user, group and hosts NSS API