take on future events
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Feb 1 10:41:23 GMT 1999
At 05:54 PM 2/1/99 +1100, Jean-Francois wrote:
>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?
I have been asked to do DFS support by someone and would like to have a
crack at it.
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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