password API needed

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu May 14 13:35:25 GMT 1998

yOn Thu, 14 May 1998, Frode =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Stenstr=F8m ?= wrote:

> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to comp.protocols.smb as well.
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> writes:
> >this post goes to multiple samba lists and to comp.protocols.smb.
> >
> >NIS+.
> >
> >can anyone remember who offered, or does anyone want, to add NIS+ password
> >database support to samba?  there is a new password api (passdb.c) to
> >which we wish to add some of the more powerful and secure databases
> >currently available: LDAP, NetInfo, NIS+ etc.
> >
> >luke (samba team)
> NIS+ support would be an EXTREMELY valuable feature. We use Samba 
> and NIS+, but lack password sync features. We were planning
> on writing code to do the password sync things ourselves, once
> Samba can function as a PDC. But if this api could support
> NIS+, then a lot of work would be saved!!!

tell me how to do it: send me some example code: anything.  i don't have
access to NIS+.  write me some stub routines: whatever, i don't care.  or,
i can help you out in explaining what the basics needed are, and once
those are done i can take it from there.

i'm good with cut-and-paste (actually vi and sed) once some work has
started, as i am sure that jean-francois and jeremy will bear witness to.

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