RFC: passdb redesign

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Fri Nov 10 15:12:52 GMT 2000

Simo Sorce wrote:
> Remember LDAP authentication may be used also for 
> the system instead of /etc/passwd. In this case looking 
> for system passwd for info on users may be redundant.
> We should have an option to make smbd trust 
> passdb-backends(mostly LDAP) informations (username, 
> uid, gid.....)

Redundant maybe, but consistent.  Trust me on this one.
JF and I have gone over and over this.  We both feel
rather strongly that Samba should use the OS mechanisms
for retreiving uid/gid information.  The passdb backend
should only deal with Samba user information.  

Cheers, jerry
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