tdb status?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Jan 25 15:09:00 GMT 2001

Axel Thimm wrote:
> I am trying to setup 2.2.0-alpha1. What is the status 
> of tdb therein? If I configure --with-tdbpwd then smbpasswd is 
> a tdb file and not smbpasswd.tdb.
> What is the concept? Shouldn't there remain a text 
> based smbpasswd for compatibility reasons, or shouldn't there 
> be a way to convert from text to tdb and backwards? I'd 
> like to periodically check syncronization of unix and Samba
> users.
> Other than reading the source, is the new tdb 
> philosophy documented somewhere (which files etc.)?

The main samtdb development has gone into HEAD.  The code
is 2.2 is probably (almost assuradly insufficient for 
production).  Any the only docs so far is the pdb_tdb.c 
file in HEAD and the various passdb threads in the samba-technical
mailing list archives.

Cheers, jerry
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