Re: [Emerald] Em/UX Utility

Tommy Cheng ( (no email) )
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 18:01:48 -0800

well, is there any way that i can get hold of this linux DB client?

----- Original Message -----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 1999 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Em/UX Utility

> "Robert H. Clugston" wrote:
> >
> > David,
> > In the last Emerald/UX package that I played with Emerald parsed
a file to
> > a Unix box Via SMB networking. This file contained simple commands
> > by variables. The commands where like ADD, DEL, PASSWD, and EXTEND. A C
> > program when then parse the file and pass the commands off to scripts
> > (scripts where called ADD, DEL, PASSWD, and EXTEND or something like
> > The scripts that came with this package where only skeletons.
> > I've been holding on writing these scripts because I wanted to
see if
> > someone would come up with a better more secure way of doing this. I
> > like to know what is the correct way to parse users to a Unix box from
> > Emerald so maybe I could start developing my own code.
> I wrote a DB client for linux that connectis to the Emerald database
> over an OpenLink DB connection and then changes the passwd/shadow file
> as appropriate. The program is cronned on the linux side to run
> every 15 mins, and triggers on the Emerald database add records to
> a table that the linux client reads. Its not turn key solution, but
> is working good for the client.
> If you have Openlink installed on a linux box and it can talk to your
> Emerald database, it would not be that tough to setup. If you are
> interested in trying this, please make sure you have the Openlink
> working, or it will be a waste of your time. :(
> --
> Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
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