take on future events
Jean Francois Micouleau
Jean-Francois.Micouleau at dalalu.fr
Mon Feb 1 06:54:00 GMT 1999
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Gerald Carter wrote:
> Greetings again! :-)
> So here's my take on future events as far as Samba
> is concerned. Comments welcome. This is a "Samba'a
> future" chapter in the book.
> * LDAP support will continue (become official when?)
> - the ability to interface with an external LDAP
> server for Windows NT account information
> (used only for PDC functionality?)
used only in security=user mode but NOT used in security=domain mode
There you're talking about standard LDAP support (compliant with RFC207)
We'll need in the future a second LDAP version, aka Active Directory
> * NIS+ support (anyone working on this now?)
> - provide the same functionality as the LDAP
> backend. Also abale to get /etc/passwd
> entries from NIS+ as well as smbpasswd info
> * PDC development will continue (official in 2.1 maybe?)
> TODO list
> - trust relationships
> - PDC <-> BDC replication (are we going to try to
> do this?)
> - writeable access to Samba account database via
> NT graphical tools
Yep all of this.
> * NT ACL support on Samba shares
Yep, it's on Jeremy's TODO list
> * what about WINS replication (anyone interested
> on working on this?)
is it really required ?
> * How to handle NT5?
> - Samba should be able to function as an NT4 PDC
> and get NT5 clients to use the domain model,
> but what about new NT5 features? Any thoughts?
Which new NT2000 features ?
> * True Windows NT printing support (spoolss pipe).
Give me 3 more weeks and I go back on it.
> Any other things that should be mentioned?
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