[cifs-protocol] Structure of prefixMap over LDAP

Obaid Farooqi obaidf at microsoft.com
Fri Dec 18 09:17:14 MST 2009

Hi Andrew:
Thanks for the clarification. I'll get back to you as soon as I have something concrete.

Obaid Farooqi
Sr. Support Escalation Engineer | Microsoft

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 1:39 AM
To: Obaid Farooqi
Cc: cifs-protocol at samba.org; pfif at tridgell.net
Subject: RE: Structure of prefixMap over LDAP

On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 06:22 +0000, Obaid Farooqi wrote:
> Hi Andrew:
> In an effort to fully understand your goals, please explain what you 
> are looking  to achieve through the addition of documentation that 
> defines the internal structure of the prefixMap attribute.

As a start: 

The ability to generate a matching prefixMap attribute, should any client request it.  The ability to verify prefixMap values over DRS and LDAP to confirm consistency.  The ability to include prefixMap values in comparison tests we may make between AD and Samba4.  An understanding of how the contents of this attribute interacts with msDs-intID and other prefix mapping functionality. 

Finally, I'm simply looking to ensure that the documentation set explains the format of every value (generated or otherwise) in AD, so we don't have to come back to this later. 


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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