PDC acceptance criteria

gcarter at valinux.com gcarter at valinux.com
Tue Oct 3 17:47:37 GMT 2000


In order to get a Samba PDC out of the door, we need 
to define some goals and expectations.  By doing this,
I think it will help new volunteers grab on.  
Hopefully we can break the goals down into
swallowable chunks that nobody chokes on :-)

  Q: What features must be present in Samba to release 
  it as a Windows NT 4.0 PDC replacement?

The question focuses on features and services, 
not of implementations.  Implementation has to do 
with what must be done to provide the service. 
That is another thread altogether.

What I am trying to pin down is things like

  o Support for Domain logons by Windows NT 4.0 SP3+
  o Working support for User Manager and 
    Server Manager
  o Proper user and group mapping between NT users/groups
    and UNIX users/groups.  This included enumeration 
  o PDC <-> BDC replication?
  o Supports for initiating Trust relationships?

These may or may not all apply.  I'm just starting
the thread.  Once we have an agreed upon list, we can 
then say "These things need to be done and once they 
are done, a PDC will ship."  

Note that this does no good if people make it 
into a wish list.  We need a  working set of guidelines
to know what needs to be done, what has been done,
and what is yet to be completed.

Let the fun begin :-)

Cheers, jerry
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