[cifs-protocol] RE: Resend: Response: SRX080909600334: [MS-APDS] Backing store and policy application information

Bill Wesse billwe at microsoft.com
Thu Oct 9 18:36:40 GMT 2008

Hi Andrew. I hope interop & SNIA went well (I heard some positive feedback on the interop, but SNIA is outside my working set <g>).

I am the sole author of PasswordPolicyAndValidation.pdf - and gather you are interested in the entire set of tables & information in it being inserted into the appropriate documents.

So, I will proceed to file document change requests as applicable, using PasswordPolicyAndValidation.pdf as the source for change proposals.

I wish I could say that the pdf will serve as a model - but I do know there is an ongoing conversation here about top-down versus bottom-up documentation style & content. I recognize much of the AD documentation is bottom-up, which doesn't provide the most straightforward route to an implementation...

Hence that other document I sent a (very) rough copy of a while back ([SCENARIO_DOMAIN_TRUST].pdf - which currently deconstructs most of the wired operations & some of data flow for trusts). As I noted in a separate email, I expect to be able to provide you with the latest copy soon. How much of that doc will end up on other forthcoming items under development is currently a big unknown.

Bill Wesse
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:53 PM
To: Bill Wesse
Cc: 'pfif at tridgell.net'; 'cifs-protocol at samba.org'
Subject: RE: Resend: Response: SRX080909600334: [MS-APDS] Backing store and policy application information

On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 08:09 -0700, Bill Wesse wrote:
> Good morning again Andrew! I am resending this since I have not
> received a response to my email of Sept 26. Could you advise me
> concerning how you would like the document to read?

> Good morning Andrew. I have completed my preliminary investigation
> concerning your questions about password policy, validation and
> concrete backing store for user and trust account attributes.

I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you.  As I said to everyone else (at the interop and SNIA events), I just wish the rest of the documentation was so clear and provided such a useful mapping.

Very well done!

Now, what is the long-term status of this document, and how can we make it a modal for other protocols?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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