Changes in Samba 2.0

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Sep 15 18:59:07 GMT 1998

> 	Sounds good: I had actually started documenting 
> 	domain groups, domain admin group and domain guest group
> 	as if they were the basic functionality and
> 	groupname map as the add-on.
> 	Being both lazy and cautious, I only wrote
> 	two paragraphs (;-))  Easy to fix.

good, because they won't exist!
> 	Can you say a few words about the new system
> 	so I can turn it into a overview (if perhaps
> 	of vacuous generalities)

eek, not really.  basically, that a system will exist to provide full
"User Manager for Domains" capability, providing a mapping between NT
users, groups and aliases to unix users and groups.  where unix is lacking
in functionality and basic concepts that NT supports, samba will fill in
the missing gaps.  with respect to users and groups (for USRMGR.EXE
support) this will be provided by a "password database API" and a
"group/aliases database API".

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