[ADVANCE NOTICE] usernames limited to 8 chars gonna be nasty..
tpot at linuxcare.com.au
Mon Apr 10 23:23:28 GMT 2000
Jeremy Allison writes:
> > > That's the idea behind winbindd, coming in Samba 3.0 for
> > > UNIXes that have an nsswitch module.
> > Is there some place I can read about this? I assume that by "nsswitch
> > module" you mean a modular nameservice switch. I don't think I have
> > any modules which implement the switch. If that's not correct, I'd
> > like to know.
> This has been discussed on samba-tech for quite a while
> (check the list archives), and the code is currently being
> implemented by Linuxcare in the SAMBA_TNG branch in the
> nsswitch/ directory.
And it's nearly finished too!
stamp-collection$ head -2 /etc/nsswitch.conf
passwd: compat ntdom
group: compat ntdom
stamp-collection$ getent passwd
User and group IDs are dynamically (but algorithmically)
allocated from a range specified in the smb.conf file. Currently
working under Linux, but should be moderately easily ported to
Solaris and any system that supports > 8 character user/group
names and nsswitch.conf type functionality.
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