Passdb and smbpasswd (following discussion in TODO list thread)
tpot at linuxcare.com.au
Wed Oct 4 22:36:01 GMT 2000
Gerald Carter writes:
> for PAMified applications, how hard would it be to
> design a TDB used by both Samba and Winbind for
> storing user UID/RID mappings.
Not very hard at all. In fact having a plugin type extension can
allow you to do whatever you like as long as you provide a
uid/gid <-> rid mapping function. Some examples:
- the existing first come first served system
- a straight offset based system for those with 32-bit uids
- ldap backend
- nis+/sql database
- anything else you can think of
> I would opt for the TDB solution as we need many
> more user attributes stored than smbpasswd is able
> to handle.
The smbpassword file is an obvious candidate to be tdb'ified.
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